Survivor Stories

514 articles

Survivor Stories
March 16, 2023 • 5 Min

Focus on Joy

Long-term survivor Marisa Harris shares her thoughts on surviving, thriving, and making the most of your time while in treatment.

Survivor Stories
September 13, 2022 • 7 Min

Catching Up With Survivors

How are some of our long-term survivors doing? Roberta Luna, Steven Merlin, Camille Moses, Ed Duncan, and Laurie MacCaskill tell all.

Survivor Stories
June 1, 2023 • 4 Min

No One Fights Alone

Because of her grandfather, Rhonda Havig knew she had a family history of pancreatic cancer. But her own diagnosis was still a surprise.

Survivor Stories
November 29, 2018 • 4 Min

Living with Pancreatic Cancer as a Long-Term Survivor

Roberta Luna has been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2002, but the disease has been part of her life for much longer. Read about her battle.

Survivor Stories
December 19, 2019 • 1 Min

Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer Survivors Series—Year Three

Let’s Win kicks off Year Three of its Survivors Series of videos. The 2020 videos will feature patients with genetic mutations and more researchers.

Survivor Stories
December 16, 2021 • 1 Min

Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer Survivors Series—Year Five

Every year, long-term survivors share their inspiring stories about surviving pancreatic cancer and thriving after.

Survivor Stories
December 18, 2019 • 6 Min

Blessed to Be Here and Healthy

Jacqueline Sims-Mayes is blessed to be a pancreatic cancer survivor. Her faith helped her through a difficult recovery from Whipple surgery.

Survivor Stories
April 2, 2016 • 2 Min

A 10-Year Survivor’s Story

Howard Ebert, a 10-year survivor of pancreatic cancer, describes his treatment. He underwent surgery and then chemotherapy and radiation.

Survivor Stories
April 20, 2023 • 1 Min

New and Wonderful Things

Long-term survivor Camille Moses updates Let’s Win on her activities as an advocate for research funding and patients in treatment.

Survivor Stories
December 20, 2023 • 1 Min

Let’s Win Pancreatic Cancer Survivors Series—Year Seven

Our Survivors Video Series is entering Year Seven with even more inspiring stories of taking on pancreatic cancer and life.

Survivor Stories
November 25, 2020 • 1 Min

Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer Survivors Series—Year Four

Our inspiring Survivors video series is entering Year Four. Meet more long-term survivors as well as researchers working for new treatments.

Survivor Stories
June 25, 2021 • 1 Min

Sharing My Knowledge With Others

David Dessert knew his family carried BRCA2, and told his doctor after his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. This led to a better treatment plan.

Survivor Stories
January 18, 2018 • 1 Min

Introducing Long-Term Survivors of Pancreatic Cancer

Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer introduces a new series of videos, featuring long-term survivors of the disease. Hear their stories in their own words.

Survivor Stories
February 21, 2020 • 7 Min

Surviving Pancreatic Cancer and Inspiring Others

When John O’Grady realized he was going to survive pancreatic cancer, he beganinto helping other patients by volunteering with PanCAN and making quilts.

Survivor Stories
September 26, 2022 • 9 Min

A Second Opinion Saved My Life!

With encouragement from her husband, Janet McNabb went for a second opinion after a tumor was found on her pancreas.