Survivor Stories

Read about the treatment experiences of pancreatic cancer survivors, including what worked, the doctors or facilities they worked with, and more.

306 Articles

Shelly Wyman and friends
Survivor Stories
July 19, 2024 • 1 Min

Wonder Wyman

As a long-term survivor Shelly Wyman is determined to educate nurses about the latest information for helping pancreatic cancer patients.

Pancreatic cancer patient Margo Chilcott and her family
Survivor Stories
July 11, 2024 • 4 Min

Making My Own Choices for Quality Time

After her pancreatectomy Margo Chilcott decided to forgo chemotherapy and radiation to spend more quality time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

pancreatic cancer survivor Judd Levy
Survivor Stories
June 27, 2024 • 2 Min

No Symptoms Whatsoever

Judd Levy had no symptoms when diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He responded so well to treatment he was able to have a Whipple.

Rich and Staci Grodin and family
Survivor Stories
June 14, 2024 • 1 Min

Do What Makes You Happy

When Rich Grodin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he and his wife Staci teamed up to find the best treatments and doctors.

Pancreatic Cancer patient Tony Austinson in Sedona, AZ
Survivor Stories
June 11, 2024 • 3 Min

A Strong Support System Is Critical

Tony Austinson credits good care and a strong support system of family, friends, and men who survived cancer for getting him through.

Eduardo Servin and his family
Survivor Stories
June 3, 2024 • 4 Min

No Time To Lose

Eduardo Servin acted pretty quickly when he began itching all over and noticed that he was jaundiced. He believes this saved his life.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Kim Bate and his wife
Survivor Stories
May 20, 2024 • 4 Min

The Sound of Hope

Kim Bate has a long family history of pancreatic cancer, losing his sister and twin brother to it. Then he received the same diagnosis.

Long-term survivor Abby Pezzulo and her family
Survivor Stories
May 9, 2024 • 1 Min

Better Than Ever

Long-term survivor Abby Pezzulo’s children very young when she was diagnosed with PNET, so she focused on them and her husband to get through.

Pancreatic cancer patient Deanna Burney
Survivor Stories
May 7, 2024 • 5 Min

Leaning into the Fight: My Battle with Pancreatic Cancer

Despite an extensive family history of pancreatic cancer, Deanna Burney’s doctors did not keep a close eye on her pancreatic cyst.

Monsita Botwick, long-term pancreatic cancer survivor
Survivor Stories
April 25, 2024 • 1 Min

How Far I’ve Come

After Whipple surgery, chemo, and another emergency, long-term survivor Monsita Botwick needed help from a therapist to continue treatment.

Survivor Stories
April 24, 2024 • 4 Min

Don’t Throw In the Towel

Ashley Coker was dealt a double blow–pancreatic cancer and not qualifying for surgery. She did her research and ended up having a pancreatectomy.

Pancreatic cancer patient Greg Jacobson and family
Survivor Stories
April 11, 2024 • 5 Min

Genetic Testing Changed My Chemo Protocol

Greg Jacobson’s family has an extensive history of cancer. After a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, genetic testing found the mutation for Lynch syndrome.

Maryanne Winchester
Survivor Stories
March 28, 2024 • 5 Min

Faith, Hope, and Perseverance

Maryanne Winchester credits faith, hope, and perseverance for getting her through three types of chemotherapy, radioembolization and a pancreatectomy.

long-term survivor Doron Broman
Survivor Stories
March 26, 2024 • 1 Min

I Want to Live!

Every day long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer Doron Bromon sends an important message to the world: I Want to Live!

Pancreatic cancer patient Matthew Rosenblum, his partner Natalie, and their dog Monique
Survivor Stories
March 15, 2024 • 4 Min

Sometimes Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

Matthew Rosenblum thought his time was limited after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis at age 32, but he’s a BRCA2 carrier, which opened treatment options.

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