Pancreatic cancer and coronavirus stories

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

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. She hopes to raise awareness of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer and will be lighting up purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, which would have been Paul’s birthday.

Robert
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Robert

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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Stuart

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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Roy

5 May 2020

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

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Karen

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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Bryony

27 April 2020

Bryony was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019, and shares how the coronavirus and shielding has affected her and her family.