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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Anne T

8 January 2021

Anne’s husband David was diagnosed with a pancreatic tumour 8 years ago. She shares their experience to help others.

A photograph of Michael and his wife, Cathy
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5 November 2020

Michael was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016. He had surgery and chemotherapy and shares his experience and recovery.

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3 September 2020

Julie shares her experience after her husband Stephen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2020.

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20 August 2020

Julia shares her experience of pancreatic cancer, after her husband Rob was diagnosed in 2018.

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16 July 2020

Geoff shares his experience after being diagnosed with Ampullary adenocarcinoma in 2018

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15 May 2020

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.

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5 May 2020

Roy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014, and shares his experience of isolating at home

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4 May 2020

Karen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010. She shares how she is coping during the coronavirus pandemic.

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27 April 2020

Bryony was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019, and shares how the coronavirus and shielding has affected her and her family.

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10 March 2020

Jasmyn shares her experience, as both her Mum and Dad were diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in 2016

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Kenny & Ishbel

19 February 2020

Kenny shares the story of his wife, Ishbel, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019. Ishbel had chemotherapy and a Whipple's procedure.

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Clarice & Lee

6 February 2020

Clarice shares the story of her Dad, Lee, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when he was 47