Stories about inoperable pancreatic cancer

These stories are from people who couldn't have surgery to remove their cancer.

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Laura, Amy & Debbie

19 January 2024

Debbie was 64 when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her daughter Laura and Laura’s partner, Amy, reflect on making memories with Debbie before she passed away, 10 weeks after diagnosis.

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Stefan

5 May 2023

Stefan, a father of two, was 52 when he found out he had advanced pancreatic cancer that had spread to the liver and lymph nodes. He talks about the emotional impact of his diagnosis on himself and his family, and how his experience motivated him to help others.

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Ash

20 June 2022

Ash was 52 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, during COVID-19. He tells us of his determination to enjoy life while he is well enough, the fantastic support he’s had from family & friends, and his plans for the end of life.

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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.

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Kate

20 May 2019

Kate shares her story of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018. She has had FOLFINOX chemotherapy and Nanoknife treatment.

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Peter

13 May 2019

Peter was diagnosed with locally advanced pancreatic cancer in October 2018. He shares his story of diagnosis and his experience of chemotherapy

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Margaret’s story

15 January 2019

Margaret was diagnosed in 2017 and shares her experience of chemotherapy and taking part in a clinical trial.

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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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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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Jean

28 March 2017

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