whipple

169 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?

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.

Survivor Stories
November 1, 2021 • 4 Min

Choosing the Right Doctor

Rita Krueger made an important decision that changed her pancreatic cancer treatment when she got a second opinion.

Research
November 25, 2019 • 7 Min

For Pancreatic Cancer Patients, Pain Control Through Targeted Radiotherapy

Dr. Yaacov Lawrence is using celiac plexus radiotherapy in a clinical trials to target a source of pain for pancreatic cancer patients.

Research
September 30, 2020 • 7 Min

AACR Virtual Special Conference on Pancreatic Cancer: Day One Highlights

Let’s Win and the Lustgarten Foundation present highlights of Day One of the AACR Virtual Special Conference on Pancreatic Cancer.

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.

Survivor Stories
February 24, 2022 • 1 Min

I Didn’t Expect to Be Doing This

Sheila Sky Kasselman, a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer, started a foundation to help others after recovering from Whipple surgery.

Survivor Stories
April 28, 2021 • 1 Min

I Must Give Back

For Joel Evans, it was the unwavering support of his wife Linda that kept him going  through a Whipple procedure and chemotherapy.

Survivor Stories
December 17, 2020 • 1 Min

You’ll Get Through It

Margie Goldsmith has faced pancreatic cancer three times, and each time she has used her positive attitude to help her through treatment.

Survivor Stories
October 23, 2020 • 1 Min

Every Day is a Gift

Kenny Vickers traveled a long road to recovery after what he thought was an ulcer turned out to be pancreatic cancer. Now he is a long-term survivor.

Disease Management
November 10, 2022 • 3 Min

For Tommy Thompson, the Commitment to Pancreatic Cancer Research Is Personal

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson is an advocate for pancreatic cancer research because he lost both his brothers to the disease.