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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Carol

30 January 2020

Carol was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when she was 49. She shares her experience of having surgery and chemotherapy

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Carl L

24 January 2020

Carl was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2014, when he was 43, and had surgery to remove the cancer.

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Veronica

22 January 2020

Veronica shares her experience of having the Whipple’s procedure 10 years ago.

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Rachel & Steve

14 January 2020

Rachel shares the story of her Dad, Steve, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018

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Simon

18 December 2019

Simon was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017, when he was 42. He shares his experience of having surgery and chemotherapy

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Teresa

14 November 2019

Teresa was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018 when she was 68, she had a Whipple’s procedure and chemotherapy

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Karen & Scott

7 November 2019

Karen shares the story of her husband, Scott, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when he was 49.

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Carole

14 October 2019

Carole was diagnosed with operable pancreatic cancer when she was 41. In 2019 she celebrated 10 years since her diagnosis

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Marie & Sue

6 August 2019

Marie shares the story of her Mum, Sue, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when she was 61 years old

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Christine & Mal

6 August 2019

Mal was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when he was 56 years old. His wife, Christine, shares his story

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Sue & Beryl

1 August 2019

Sue shares the story of her mother, Beryl, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when she was 72 years old

Steve on day three walking from Ballyclare to Glenarm
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An amazing experience and worth the pain

8 July 2019

Steve blogs about his charity challenge - walking the Ulster Way, which raised over an incredible £10,000.