Carer stories

Stories from families, friends and carers.

Nat & Alvin pose for a picture on their honeymoon
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Nat & Alvin

17 August 2022

Alvin was 52 when he was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, during the Covid-19 pandemic. He passed away a few months later, in May 2021. His wife, Nat, looks back on how they both coped with the news and the impact it has had on their family.

Anna & Virginia
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Anna & Virginia

8 July 2022

Anna shares the story of her mum, Virginia, who passed away from pancreatic cancer aged 62, just six months after first experiencing symptoms. She tells us of the struggles they faced getting Virginia the help she needed during this time.

Deb and Von
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Deborah & Von

22 June 2022

Deborah’s mother Von was 72 years old when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was later discovered it had spread throughout her body. Deborah talks about Von’s symptoms and caring for her at the end of her life.

Sue and her husband on their wedding day
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Claire & Sue

8 June 2022

Sue is having palliative care for pancreatic cancer. She was diagnosed in April 2021, and her cancer came back a year after treatment. Claire talks about how she and her mum have faced her cancer diagnosis.

A man and woman smile for a selfie at a charity fundraiser.
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Lisa & Lewis

19 May 2022

Lewis was just 37 when he passed away after being diagnosed in A&E. His partner, Lisa, tells us about Lewis’s diagnosis and symptoms.

A man and woman smile at the camera in a sunny image taken in the stands of Wimbledon Centre Court
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Sue & Mike

13 May 2022

Sue tells us about her husband, Mike, who experienced some rare side effects during his treatment for pancreatic cancer. Mike passed away at home with his family around him in 2021, aged 74.

A blonde woman, Sharon, is shown smiling and in her carer's uniform.
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April & Sharon

7 April 2022

April shares the story of her mum, Sharon, who passed away from pancreatic cancer aged 60, after a few short weeks in hospital. She tells us of their shock at losing Sharon so quickly.

Paul and Sharon on their wedding day
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Sharon & Paul

19 November 2021

Sharon shares the story of her husband Paul, who passed away at home with his family aged 51, just weeks after being diagnosed.

John & Cath
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John & Cath

9 November 2021

Cath’s husband, John, was diagnosed in 2020 and had surgery followed by chemotherapy. A year on, they’re feeling positive and looking to the future.

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Rebecca & Dean

7 July 2021

Rebecca’s husband, Dean, sadly passed away in March 2023, having had a terminal diagnosis at the end of 2020. He was 46. Rebecca first told their story in 2021. She looks back on their last years together and the treatments that helped extend Dean’s life.

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Sarah and Evelyn

24 May 2021

Sarah shares her mum, Evelyn’s story. Evelyn was diagnosed in November 2020 with advanced pancreatic cancer.

A picture of Jill's mum, Maureen
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12 April 2021

Jill shares the story of her mum, Maureen, who was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in January 2021.