Tailoring My Treatment to My Tumor Genetics
After diagnosis with pancreatic cancer, Sharon Simone had her tumor analyzed. The report on her tumor genetics determined her treatment.
I Am Alive and Grateful
Ken Parme had chemotherapy and CyberKnife radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer. The treatments have stabilized his tumor.
Alternating Protocols to Attack Pancreatic Cancer
Working with his oncologist, Dr. Mark Fishman decided to follow non-standard alternating protocols to treat his pancreatic cancer.
Taking a Different Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
When Dr. Stephen Bigelsen was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, he found a doctor to created a personalized treatment plan.
A Pancreatic Vaccine Clinical Trial Worked for Me
Kathleen Dowell was worried that her pancreatic cancer treatment would not work so she enrolled in a pancreatic cancer vaccine trial.
I Have Pancreatic Cancer; It Does Not Have Me
Bill Shrieves was ready to start a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer when it was found to have spread. He was successfully treated with FOLFIRINOX.
Fighting to Win
Melissa Kartasevich’s fiance and daughter motivate her pancreatic cancer battle, as she fights it to reach her goal of surgery to remove the tumor.
Chemotherapy Makes Tumor Removal Possible
Anne Seagren In December of 2006 at the age of 56 I became aware of a slight pressure in my side. I decided to follow up with my doctor. She recommended a CT scan to see if I had gallstones or appendicitis. The pressure subsided and I considered ignoring her advice. Fortunately, I went ahead […]
Finding a Treatment Geared to My Cancer
Samuel Chi describes his search for a pancreatic cancer treatment that allows him to live comfortably and reduce his tumor so he can have surgery.
An Unexpected Diagnosis After Surgery
Lora Kelly had surgery to remove a cyst that turned out to be pancreatic cancer. Treatment including clinical trials keeps the cancer from returning.
Education, Clinical Trials, and Advocacy
Pat Theobald lost her mother to pancreatic cancer, so when she received the same diagnosis she knew to start treatment with a clinical trial.
A Clinical Trial Gives Me a Comfortable Life
Irwin Hausman lives a relatively comfortable life with pancreatic cancer, thanks to a clinical trial using low-dose chemotherapy and high-dose vitamin C.
With No Family History of Cancer, Surprised By the Diagnosis
Marianne, a nurse, went to a hospital that specializes in cancer. A liquid biopsy will determine the next step in her treatment.
Going Place-to-Place to Find the Treatments I Wanted
David Shell traveled around to a number of doctors and hospitals at different stages of his treatment to be able to get surgery to remove his tumor.