whipple

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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
September 13, 2022 • 7 Min

Catching Up With Survivors

How are some of our long-term survivors doing? Roberta Luna, Steven Merlin, Camille Moses, Ed Duncan, and Laurie MacCaskill tell all.

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June 13, 2022 • 1 Min

Resources

Our extensive collection of web-based and other resources for patients, families, and caregivers provides easy access to information on a wide variety of subjects related to pancreatic cancer. The resources are reviewed and updated periodically to ensure they are current.

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June 20, 2022 • 1 Min

Glossary

Our extensive collection of web-based and other resources for patients, families, and caregivers provides easy access to information on a wide variety of subjects related to pancreatic cancer.

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August 2, 2022 • 3 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Basics

Learn the Basics Getting diagnosed with pancreatic cancer is overwhelming. Besides not feeling well, you are thrown into a world with treatments, procedures, and words you don’t know, while facing major decisions and a very serious disease. Here you can find comprehensive explanations, including different treatments and questions to ask. To learn more about first […]

Disease Management
June 24, 2020 • 8 Min

At the Table: How to Talk to your Family and Friends about Pancreatic Cancer

David Dessert, Miggie Olsson, and John Moisan share what they learned about how to talk to family and friends about pancreatic cancer.

Disease Management
July 2, 2021 • 6 Min

At the Table: Advocating For Yourself

Patients and survivors discuss the value of advocating for yourself during treatment, whether choosing a doctor or participating in a trial.

Survivor Stories
February 1, 2017 • 2 Min

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.

Survivor Stories
October 2, 2018 • 1 Min

There Is Hope for Everyone

Lee Ringuette is a 17-year pancreatic cancer survivor who changed doctors, underwent two surgeries, and grueling chemotherapy.

Survivor Stories
July 21, 2021 • 2 Min

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.

Survivor Stories
October 28, 2019 • 1 Min

“She Saved My Life”

Ronda became an advocate after her Whipple surgery, but credits neuroendocrine cancer advocate Maryann with saving her life by insisting on follow-up.

Survivor Stories
January 14, 2020 • 5 Min

At a Crossroads for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Ed O’Connor has been getting chemotherapy for his pancreatic cancer since 2016. His disease is stable and he has to decide whether to cut back on the chemo.

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October 5, 2022 • 2 Min

Diabetes

If You Have Diabetes, Are You At Risk for Pancreatic Cancer? If you are living with diabetes or prediabetes, you may have heard that there is a link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Please be reassured that most people with diabetes do not develop pancreatic cancer. However, it is known that almost one in four […]

Disease Management
May 17, 2018 • 4 Min

Eating Right Can Help Your Pancreatic Cancer Fight

Pancreatic cancer patients can potentially combat side effects of treatment through a proper diet, according to advice from oncology dietitian Maria Petzel.

Disease Management
July 10, 2018 • 6 Min

Going the Extra Mile for Treatment—or Not?

Should you go to a larger cancer center or stay closer to home at a smaller hospital? Learn about the pros and cons of each option.

Disease Management
September 7, 2018 • 4 Min

Support Groups Provide an Emotional Lift

Social worker Angie Heller knows the value of pancreatic cancer support groups. She leads a group at Columbia University Medical Center’s Pancreas Center.