Real Life Stories
In this section you will find real life stories from people affected by pancreatic cancer. These stories provide examples of how people are diagnosed, the treatment they have, their experiences and how they take care of themselves.
Sharon & Paul
Sharon shares the story of her husband Paul, who passed away at home with his family aged 51, just weeks after being diagnosed. She hopes to raise awareness of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer and will be lighting up purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, which would have been Paul’s birthday.
Robert went to his GP suffering from nausea and was quickly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, aged 59. He talks about getting treatment and taking part in a clinical trial.
John & Cath
Cath’s husband, John, was diagnosed in 2020 and had surgery followed by chemotherapy. A year on, they’re feeling positive and looking to the future.
Sammi was 34 when she was diagnosed, and pregnant with her first child. She talks about getting a second opinion, having treatment with chemotherapy, Nanoknife® and the Whipple’s procedure, and reflects on her journey.
Trevor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014. Almost seven years on, he shares his experience of having Whipple’s procedure and chemotherapy and keeping fit and well.
Rebecca & Dean
Rebecca shares her husband Dean’s story. Dean was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2017.
Sarah and Evelyn
Sarah shares her mum, Evelyn’s story. Evelyn was diagnosed in November 2020 with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Jill shares the story of her mum, Maureen, who was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in January 2021.
Heather & Stephen
Heather shares her story, after her husband Stephen was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in 2019.
Anne’s husband David was diagnosed with a pancreatic tumour 8 years ago. She shares their experience to help others.
Michael was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016. He had surgery and chemotherapy and shares his experience and recovery.
Julie shares her experience after her husband Stephen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2020.