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.

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Carole’s experience of recovering from a Whipple’s procedure

1 July 2012

Diagnosed with operable adenocarcinoma in 2009

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Lynne’s experience of recovering from a Whipple’s procedure

1 July 2012

My surgery took place in October 2009 and my recovery took rather longer than expected and was more traumatic than anyone anticipated.

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Glen’s experience of recovery from a Whipple’s procedure

1 July 2012

Diagnosed with inoperable adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas in 2008

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Anne

1 July 2012

Anne was diagnosed in 2009 with an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), and in 2010 with a malignant IPMN in the head of the pancreas.

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Raymond & Mary

1 May 2012

Raymond shares the story of his wife, Mary's, experience of pancreatic cancer.

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George

1 April 2012

George, 72, was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer adenocarcinoma which had spread to the liver in April 2011.

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Susan

1 December 2011

Susan, 57, was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour of the pancreas.

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Anne, experience of managing her diet with no pancreas

11 July 2011

Anne was diagnosed in 2009 with an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) and in 2010 with a malignant IPMN in the head of the pancreas

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Cliff, experience of the effect of pancreatic cancer on diet

1 July 2011

Cliff was diagnosed with operable adenocarcinoma in the head of the pancreas. He shares his personal experience of the effect of pancreatic cancer on diet

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Trace

1 May 2011

Trace, 60 when diagnosed with inoperable adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. It was rendered operable by chemotherapy and chemo-radiotherapy.

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Petra

1 April 2011

Petra, 47, was diagnosed in 1999 with operable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Read her story here.

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Paul

1 April 2011

Paul was diagnosed in 2006 with inoperable adenosquamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas. He had a total pancreatectomy and chemotherapy.