Catching Up with Featured Patients
Get patient updates on four of our most popular stories: Lynne Holcomb, Earl Groce, Roy Vinke, and Shannon Magee.
The Importance of a Good Treatment Team
Wayne Mullis credits his treatment team with choosing the best pancreatic cancer treatment for him and for helping him through treatment.
Going Two Rounds Against Pancreatic Cancer
Anthony DelRusso has battled pancreatic cancer twice, first with chemo and a Whipple, and again with a total pancreatectomy and radiation.
Carefully Choosing My Doctor
Doris Bowdoin researched to find the best doctor for her pancreatic cancer. Now she advocates for others through the Witches of St. Andrews.
Faith in My Survival
Harry Schlechte had a Whipple procedure for his pancreatic cancer, but he credits his faith for getting him through treatment.
BRCA Mutation Determines My Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Chris Treubert started with one type of chemotherapy but when the results of genetic testing showed a BRCA mutation he changed treatment.
The Benefit of Being Your Own Advocate
Eric Borden decided to advocate for himself when a lesion was found on his pancreas. It was a good choice because it was pancreatic cancer.
You Only Have One Life to Live
Tom Stachler traveled from his home in Michigan to an expert surgeon in Wisconsin to have Whipple surgery for his pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Caught By Chance
When Jason McMurtrie found out he had a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor he chose laparoscopic surgery; now he’s back traveling with his wife.
Here Today Because of a Whipple Procedure
Rick Lenert had a Whipple procedure for stage I pancreatic cancer, followed by many complications but he’s here 18 years later enjoying life.
Pancreatic Cancer During the Pandemic
Barbara Wojciechowski was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as the pandemic was rising, affecting her family support during treatment.
Time and Hope
Rose farmer Michael Francis wanted more time with his family, so he joined a clinical trial to treat his stage III pancreatic cancer.
My Most Challenging Race
Eric Lasner faced Whipple surgery, chemotherapy with FOLFIRINOX, and radiation, in order to get back to closed circuit road racing.
What Caused My Pancreatic Cancer?
Despite no known genetic link, Steven Robinson is the fourth member of his family on his mother’s side to get pancreatic cancer.
Tonsil Cancer Follow-up Finds Pancreatic Cancer
Gene Waters was fortunate that a follow-up for tonsil cancer found his pancreatic cancer early. He got a second opinion for his treatment.