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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Theresa

15 January 2019

Theresa was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer in September 2018, and had FOLFIRINOX chemotherapy.

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Alan P

10 January 2019

Alan was diagnosed with a tumour in his bile duct in 2017 – he had a Whipple’s operation followed by chemotherapy.

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Miriam

4 January 2019

Miriam shares her experience of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when she was 86 years old.

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David & Wendy

3 December 2018

David shares the story of his wife, Wendy, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016

Dean and his wife
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Dean’s experience of chemotherapy after surgery

25 October 2018

Dean was diagnosed with an ampullary carcinoma when he was 41. He had the Whipple's procedure and is now sharing his experience of having chemotherapy after surgery

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Rob & June

17 October 2018

Rob remembers his wife June, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014, and talks about coping with the loss of a loved one

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Tom H

16 October 2018

Tom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when he was 61. He shares his experience of diagnosis, surgery, and recovery

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Tom

12 September 2018

Tom shares his experience of being diagnosed with operable pancreatic cancer when he was 42

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Sarah

29 August 2018

Sarah share’s the story of her Dad, John, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer aged 64

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James

15 August 2018

James shares his story of being diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in 2016 and having treatment, including irreversible electroporation (NanoKnife®)

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Jo

9 August 2018

Jo shares her story of being diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour.

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Peter B

8 August 2018

Peter, 58, was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in 2018