Treatment Stories

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June 20, 2022 • 1 Min

Glossary

Our extensive collection of web-based and other resources for patients, families, and caregivers provides easy access to information on a wide variety of subjects related to pancreatic cancer.

Survivor Stories
August 3, 2021 • 5 Min

Catching Up with Featured Patients

Get patient updates on four of our most popular stories: Lynne Holcomb, Earl Groce, Roy Vinke, and Shannon Magee.

Treatments
December 7, 2021 • 10 Min

Learn More About Qualifying for Clinical Trials

Dr. Anup Kasi provides in-depth information and answers questions about qualifying for pancreatic cancer clinical trials.

Survivor Stories
April 1, 2016 • 7 Min

Your Survival Depends on Taking Control of What You Can

Sharon Orleans Lawrence outlines her search for stage IV pancreatic cancer treatment. She chooses low-dose chemotherapy, which made her life comfortable.

Survivor Stories
January 24, 2022 • 11 Min

Family, Friends, Hope, Strength, and Prayer

Susan Wells had chemotherapy but her treatment took a detour into more chemo and a clinical trial before she had a Whipple procedure.

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September 15, 2022 • 6 Min

Newly Diagnosed

What to Do If You Are Newly Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer You or someone you love has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Now what? First, take a breath and know that you are not alone in this overwhelming moment. Let’s Win has the most up-to-date information, research, and resources to help you make informed decisions […]

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September 14, 2022 • 7 Min

Finding a Clinical Trial

Clinical trials offer a way to get the latest treatments for pancreatic cancer. Learn more about what is involved in participating in a trial and how to find a trial that may be right for you. Our short animation explains how to find a clinical trial that may be right for you, and shows how […]

Survivor Stories
December 27, 2023 • 7 Min

A Long Journey That Began With Pancreatitis

Paul Suntup’s diagnosis of acinar cell pancreatic cancer was just the start of a long treatment journey, but he’s still here.

Survivor Stories
March 18, 2020 • 9 Min

Picking a Clinical Trial for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

When Robert Weker was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he believed a clinical trial was his best chance of reducing the tumor enough for a Whipple.

Survivor Stories
June 20, 2017 • 4 Min

The Relatively New Procedure of Irreversible Electroporation Has Given Me Time

When chemotherapy and radiation stopped working, Leslie Wineberg was glad to qualify for irreversible electroporation (IRE).

Survivor Stories
October 1, 2019 • 9 Min

A Second Opinion Leads to a New Treatment Plan

Brad Kerr changed his pancreatic cancer treatment plan after getting a second opinion, and had neoadjuvant chemotherapy before his Whipple.

Survivor Stories
December 23, 2020 • 8 Min

Gift of Another Breath

Angella Dixon-Watson is grateful for her treatment team and the support of her family as she faced pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.

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September 14, 2022 • 4 Min

What Is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a type of research study that tests new drugs or drug combinations, procedures, or medical devices in patients with specific diseases or conditions. The goal of a clinical trial is to determine if a potential new treatment is safe and effective. Treatments that are tested in clinical trials have already been […]

Survivor Stories
April 20, 2017 • 5 Min

A New Treatment Leads to a Whipple Procedure

After his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Guy Davidson looked for the most advanced treatment that would allow him to qualify for a Whipple procedure.

Treatments
December 27, 2019 • 5 Min

Chemotherapy: A Key Player in the Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Gabriela Chiorean walks us through the different types of chemotherapy treatments for pancreatic cancer and how they work. Join Let’s Win PC in our fight.