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Pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Angella Dixon-Watson and her husband Ira
Survivor Stories
November 23, 2021 • 1 Min

I’m Still Here

As a five-year pancreatic cancer survivor, Angella Dixon-Watson considers it her mission to educate others about this disease.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Carolynn Kiel in purple sunglasses at a PanCAN Purple Stride event
Survivor Stories
October 28, 2021 • 1 Min

I Made It

Long-term survivor Carolynn Kiel lost her mother and sister to pancreatic cancer, so she learned to stay vigilant,

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Chris Joseph and his sons
Survivor Stories
September 29, 2021 • 1 Min

Surviving and Thriving

When long-term survivor Chris Joseph found out his tumor had a specific defect it changed his treatment plan.

pancreatic cancer long-term survivor Helene Avraham-Katz and her family
Survivor Stories
September 23, 2021 • 5 Min

The Butterfly Effect and Living Every Day to My Fullest

Because Helene Avraham-Katz has the BRCA2 mutation, certain chemotherapies work better and she is eligible for specific clinical trials.

pancreatic cancer survivor Sharon Simone and her husband
Survivor Stories
August 30, 2021 • 1 Min

I’m Going to Live Every Day

Sharon Simone got a second opinion that led to a treatment protocol suited to her BRCA1 mutation. Now she is a long-term survivor.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Randall Swan and his wife Lorri
Survivor Stories
July 22, 2021 • 1 Min

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Randall Swan says he could not have made it through pancreatic cancer treatment, including a clinical trial, without the support of his wife.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor David Dessert
Survivor Stories
June 25, 2021 • 1 Min

Sharing My Knowledge With Others

David Dessert knew his family carried BRCA2, and told his doctor after his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. This led to a better treatment plan.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Kim Vernick and her daughter
Survivor Stories
May 7, 2021 • 1 Min

My Strength Comes From My Mother

Kim Vernick credits her mother for passing on the strength and positivity she has needed as a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer.

Joel Evans Dancing with Linda
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.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Tom Bajoras playing the piano
Survivor Stories
March 30, 2021 • 1 Min

We’re in This Together

Long-term survivor Tom Bajoras took his pain from treatment for PNET and turned it into music to inspire others who are struggling.

pancreatic cancer survivor William Ramshaw and his wif
Survivor Stories
February 26, 2021 • 1 Min

I Can Really Do This

William Ramshaw suffered serious infections during treatment for pancreatic cancer, but grit got him through as a long-term survivor.

survivor G. Paris Johnso
Survivor Stories
January 21, 2021 • 1 Min

What Will You Do With Your Dash?

G. Paris Johnson is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. She is now focused on advocacy and making the most of her life.

pancreatic cancer survivor Angella Dixon-Watson and her family
Survivor Stories
December 23, 2020 • 8 Min

Gift of Another Breath

Angella Dixon-Watson is grateful for her treatment team and the support of her family as she faced pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.

survivor Margie Goldsmith
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 Margie Goldsmith
Survivor Stories
November 25, 2020 • 1 Min

Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer Survivors Series—Year Four

Our inspiring Survivors video series is entering Year Four. Meet more long-term survivors as well as researchers working for new treatments.