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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Tony & Margaret

20 June 2017

Tony tells the story of his wife, Margaret's, diagnosis and surgery for pancreatic cancer.

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28 March 2017

Jean was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in 2013 after complaining of extreme backache.

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22 February 2017

Angela was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic adenocarcinoma in March 2016.

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28 November 2016

Ros story of her mother, Dorothy, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 83

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25 August 2016

Jan's partner, Pete, was diagnosed with Metastatic Adenocarcinoma in 2015

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Carole W

23 August 2016

Carole was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2014 and underwent surgery to remove the tumour

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25 July 2016

It came as a complete shock to me and my family when I was diagnosed with Stage 3 locally advanced inoperable pancreatic adenocarcinoma at the start of November 2015.

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19 April 2016

Gladys shares her experience of her mother being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015

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30 March 2016

Anthony, 64, was diagnosed in 1994 with pancreatic cancer and recalls his experience 22 years post-whipples

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16 March 2016

Justin, 48, was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in 2013

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Michael and Gemma

26 February 2016

Michael's story of his sister, Gemma, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010

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27 January 2016

Gill, 63, was diagnosed with operable pancreatic cancer in 2015