Survivor Stories

242 Articles

pancreatic cancer patient Robin Schroeder
Survivor Stories
July 11, 2022 • 8 Min

Changing My Life for the Better

Robin Schroeder was an avid runner before her pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor diagnosis. Now she’s back competing in half-marathons.

pancreatic cancer patient Reesa Levy
Survivor Stories
June 27, 2022 • 4 Min

Taking a Chance on a Clinical Trial

Reesa Levy traveled to find the right pancreatic cancer doctor for her, and then joined a clinical trial for a vaccine.

Long-term survivor Roy Vinke and his dog sitting on a deck overlooking mountains and a lake
Survivor Stories
June 16, 2022 • 1 Min

Another Chance at Life

Molecular profiling of long-term survivor Roy Vinke’s tumor and found a mismatch repair deficiency, which changed his treatment.

Pancreatic cancer patient Dean Jackson and family
Survivor Stories
June 14, 2022 • 5 Min

Go Live Your Life

After his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Dean Jackson took his treatment of chemotherapy, radiation, and a Whipple procedure step by step.

pancreatic cancer patient Ira Sharp
Survivor Stories
June 1, 2022 • 5 Min

The Benefit of Multiple Clinical Trials

Dr. Ira Sharp knew that his best bet for surviving pancreatic cancer was to look for clinical trials as part of his treatment.

pancreatic cancer patient Jennifer Lambert and her husband
Survivor Stories
May 18, 2022 • 4 Min

Early Diagnosis, Great Doctors, and Prayer

Jennifer Lambert was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer while on vacation in Spain. She returned home for a Whipple procedure and chemotherapy.

pancreatic cancer survivor Robert Wagar
Survivor Stories
May 5, 2022 • 2 Min

My Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Robert Wagar lost both parents to pancreatic cancer. When his wife found an article about a surveillance study he had an MRI, which found a lesion.

Long-term survivor Elizabeth O'Connor and her family
Survivor Stories
May 4, 2022 • 1 Min

The Mother I’ve Always Wanted To Be

Despite a long struggle with pancreatic cancer, long-term survivor Elizabeth O’Connor wants as much time as possible with her children.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Helene Avraham-Katz
Survivor Stories
April 28, 2022 • 1 Min

Breathe Happy

When Helene Avraham-Katz was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she and her family made the decision to fight it with everything they could.

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patient Robert Girdwain and his wife
Survivor Stories
April 22, 2022 • 5 Min

Facing Ongoing Treatment for PNET

Robert Girdwain faces ongoing treatment for his PNET (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor) but relies on his faith to see him through.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Elizabeth O'Connor and her family
Survivor Stories
April 11, 2022 • 6 Min

Cherishing the Simple Things

Elizabeth O’Connor has a PALB2 genetic mutation so her stage IV pancreatic cancer has responded to immunotherapy.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Joel Weiss and his wife Debrah
Survivor Stories
March 31, 2022 • 1 Min

Whatever It Takes To Get Through This

Pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Joel Weiss was treated in New York because the treatment he wanted was not available in Canada at that time.

pancreatic cancer patient Roger Peterson
Survivor Stories
March 29, 2022 • 7 Min

My Unexpected Journey

With a stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Roger Peterson faces ongoing chemotherapy with FOLFIRINOX as his treatment.

pancreatic cancer patient Wayne and his family
Survivor Stories
March 16, 2022 • 4 Min

Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer

When Wayne was diagnosed with pancreatitis, the tests showed a very high likelihood of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer patient Robert Hessler
Survivor Stories
March 3, 2022 • 3 Min

Using the Lessons of Recovery in my Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Robert Hessler used the lessons he learned as a recovering alcoholic to help him through the challenges of a Whipple procedure.

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