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162 articles

Illustration of Whipple anatomy

If your tumor is in the head of the pancreas and has not spread, you may qualify for a Whipple procedure. What can you expect from this complex surgery?

Disease Management
February 20, 2019 • 6 Min

Unraveling the Web for Reliable Pancreatic Cancer Information

Dr. Mark Lewis and journalist Steve Doig explain how to judge whether the information about pancreatic cancer on the internet is from a reliable source.

Treatments
February 12, 2021 • 4 Min

Drafting Your Health Care Team

If you have pancreatic cancer, a treatment team of experts from across the medical profession will make sure you get the best care.

Disease Management
July 29, 2021 • 4 Min

The Power of Therapeutic Laughter

Dr. Suneel Kamath and pancreatic cancer patient Sandy Robis discuss the important role of laughter in cancer treatment.

Treatments
December 21, 2020 • 5 Min

This Versus That: Words to Know

Confused about some of the similar-sounding terms you are hearing during pancreatic cancer treatment? Our list of words to know can help.

Disease Management
January 4, 2022 • 4 Min

Steven Merlin and Davi D’Agostino Team Up to Help Others

Pancreatic cancer patient advocates Steven Merlin and Davi D’Agostino have joined to pool expertise and information for other patients.

Disease Management
April 19, 2022 • 4 Min

Summer Safety for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

In the heat of the summer, pancreatic cancer patients face summer safety challenges so they don’t overheat, burn, or exhaust themselves.

Survivor Stories
March 15, 2017 • 3 Min

I Am Alive and Grateful

Ken Parme had chemotherapy and CyberKnife radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer. The treatments have stabilized his tumor.

Survivor Stories
March 20, 2018 • 5 Min

A Routine Physical Saved My Life

John Moisan’s doctor noticed he had lost weight, and insisted he get an abdominal CT scan. They found a pancreatic tumor and he had a pancreatectomy.

Survivor Stories
April 2, 2018 • 4 Min

Genomic Testing of Pancreatic Tumor Leads to an Important Discovery

Connie Waxman learned the value of palliative care after chemotherapy, radiation, and a pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer; then she had genomic testing.

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
December 8, 2017 • 5 Min

Quality of Life and Following My Dream

Lee Wonnacott valued his quality of life when he chose treatment for IPMN. Now he rides his motorcycle around the country to honor veterans.

Survivor Stories
February 10, 2020 • 5 Min

My Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial Journey

After starting pancreatic cancer treatment, Davi D’Agostino discovered she has the BRCA2 mutation, which made her eligible for a clinical trial.

Research
February 7, 2019 • 2 Min

Testing a Different Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

A drug that is epigenetic therapy, which alters how DNA behaves, is being tested in a clinical trial for pancreatic cancer.

Survivor Stories
August 30, 2022 • 3 Min

Family History Matters

After Martin Abrams lost two siblings to pancreatic cancer, he made sure he was screened regularly because of his family history.

Survivor Stories
August 23, 2018 • 1 Min

Don’t Believe the Odds

Anne Seagren is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. Chemotherapy shrank her tumor and made her eligible for a Whipple procedure.