Pancreatic cancer and coronavirus stories

Read about people's experience of coping with pancreatic cancer and coronavirus

Ash poses in his green jacket in a Scottish landscape in summer
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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.

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.

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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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Heather & Stephen

27 January 2021

Heather shares her story, after her husband Stephen was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in 2019.

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15 May 2020

Stuart has pancreatic cancer, and is shielding at home with his wife and 19-year old daughter. He made a video to talk about how he is coping, and the decision he made about his treatment.

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5 May 2020

Roy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014, and shares his experience of isolating at home

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4 May 2020

Karen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010. She shares how she is coping during the coronavirus pandemic.

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