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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Victor’s experience of Gemcitabine and Capecitabine

19 November 2015

Victor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on 25th May 2011 when he was experiencing persistent discomfort in his abdomen. Referral followed to a specialist who confirmed his condition

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Nigel

24 September 2015

Nigel, 49, was diagnosed with locally advanced pancreatic cancer in February 2015.

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Chic

24 September 2015

Chic shares his experience of surgery and managing side effects like fatigue.

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Dawn

20 May 2015

Dawn was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer. She had a Whipple's operation followed by chemotherapy as part of the ESPAC-4 trial

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Giles

4 February 2015

Giles, 44, was diagnosed in 2014 with operable pancreatic cancer. Read his story here.

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Graham’s experience of recovering from a Whipple’s operation

4 February 2015

Graham's story - he had a Whipple's operation to treat pancreatic cancer

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Carole W

3 February 2015

Carole was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer following treatment for bowel cancer. Read her story here

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Graham

19 January 2015

Graham was diagnosed in 2009 with operable pancreatic cancer.

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Graham’s experience of chemotherapy following surgery

19 January 2015

Graham's story. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009. He talks about his experience of chemotherapy following a Whipple's operation

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Roxanne

8 January 2015

Roxanne, 26, was diagnosed in 2014 with malignant pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour.

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Brian

18 December 2014

Brian, 74, diagnosed in 2014 with pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma) Read her story here.

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Tracy

12 November 2014

Tracy, 50 was diagnosed in 2013 with inoperable pancreatic adenocarcinoma and liver metastases.