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  • Maggie's chemotherapy story

    4 April 2018

    Maggie, 70, was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in September 2016 and underwent chemotherapy.

    On 11th October I was told by my specialist nurse that I could not have surgery as the cancer had spread to the liver and it was a difficult operation anyway. I would have chemotherapy and would get more and more tired and weak rather than pain and side effects. Massive shock.

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  • Victor's experience of Gemcitabine and Capecitabine

    19 November 2015

    Victor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on 25th May 2011 when he was experiencing persistent discomfort in his abdomen. Referral followed to a specialist who confirmed his condition.

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  • Graham's experience of chemotherapy following surgery

    19 January 2015

    I had a Whipple’s operation, followed by chemotherapy to mop up any stray cancer cells. I was to have 6 cycles of gemcitabine with each cycle consisting of 3 weeks of chemo and one week off so it would all take 6 months.

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