Chemotherapy stories

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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.

Jenny smiling.
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8 March 2022

Jenny found out she had stage 4 inoperable advanced (metastatic) pancreatic cancer when she was 56. She shares her story of diagnosis, treatment, and how she intends to keep living life to the full for as long as possible.

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10 November 2021

Robert went to his GP suffering from nausea and was quickly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, aged 59. He talks about getting treatment and taking part in a clinical trial.

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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27 September 2021

Sammi was 34 when she was diagnosed, and pregnant with her first child. She talks about getting a second opinion, having treatment with chemotherapy, Nanoknife® and the Whipple’s procedure, and reflects on her journey.

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13 July 2021

Trevor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014. Almost seven years on, he shares his experience of having Whipple’s procedure and chemotherapy and keeping fit and well.

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Rebecca & Dean

7 July 2021

Rebecca shares her husband Dean’s story. Dean was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2017.

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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Maggie’s chemotherapy story

4 April 2018

Maggie, 70, was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in September 2016 and underwent chemotherapy

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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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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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Glen’s experience of gemcitabine, capecitabine and oxaliplatin

1 September 2012

Diagnosed with inoperable adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas in 2008, rendered operable by chemotherapy

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