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.
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.
Julia shares her experience of pancreatic cancer, after her husband Rob was diagnosed in 2018.
Geoff shares his experience after being diagnosed with Ampullary adenocarcinoma in 2018
Stuart has pancreatic cancer, and is shielding at home with his wife and 19-year old daughter. He made a video to talk about how he is coping, and the decision he made about his treatment.