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Pancreatic cancer patient Chris Joseph
Survivor Stories
November 16, 2020 • 4 Min

Practicing Gratitude Every Day

The best thing Chris Joseph ever did was change oncologists. His new doctor did genetic testing on Chris’s tumor, for better treatment.

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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.

pancreatic cancer survivor Enrico Crisafi and his wife
Survivor Stories
September 11, 2020 • 1 Min

Don’t Be Silent

Long-term survivor Enrico Crisafi knew something was wrong for months before he got a PET scan and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

long-term survivor Diane Borrison
Survivor Stories
July 22, 2020 • 1 Min

Individuals Can Make a Difference

As a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer Diane Borrison realized that it was important for her to become a committed advocate for this disease.

Pancreatic cancer patient Amy Zaterman and her husband Sean Seltzer
Survivor Stories
June 29, 2020 • 14 Min

Planning for My Future

Amy Zaterman was 30 when she was diagnosed with stage IV PNET, but she found a doctor who believed in her and never gave up.

RIchard Blish and Marian Muir Woods
Survivor Stories
June 18, 2020 • 1 Min

You Can Beat the Odds

Richard Blish, a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer, was directed to a clinical trial by his immunologist daughter. The trial saved his life.

pancreatic cancer patient William Ramshaw
Survivor Stories
May 20, 2020 • 5 Min

Chicken Enchiladas and Pancreatic Cancer

For William Ramshaw, a typical meal of Mexican food led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, including a Whipple procedure and chemoradiation.

Amy and Mom
Survivor Stories
May 8, 2020 • 1 Min

I’m Going to Beat This

Amy Zaterman is a long-term survivor who relied on her mother for support during treatment for stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Bill Shrieves and his wife Jean
Survivor Stories
April 27, 2020 • 1 Min

Hope and Support

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Bill Shrieves founded a nonprofit to bring more information about the disease to his rural community.

Rachel Moreno singing in the rain
Survivor Stories
March 27, 2020 • 1 Min

You Can Win This Fight

Rachel Moreno credits long-term survivor status to her choice to move to her son’s in Michigan for treatment, where she found a doctor and a clinical trial.

Pancreatic cancer survivor John O'Grady standing in front of a purple and white quilt he made
Survivor Stories
February 21, 2020 • 7 Min

Surviving Pancreatic Cancer and Inspiring Others

When John O’Grady realized he was going to survive pancreatic cancer, he beganinto helping other patients by volunteering with PanCAN and making quilts.

Nelson Bros
Survivor Stories
January 22, 2020 • 1 Min

Identify Your Risk Early

Long-term survivor Scott Nelson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, so older brother Steve joined a screening study, which caught his cancer at its earliest stages.

pancreatic cancer survivor Miggie Olsson and her husband Tom
Survivor Stories
January 15, 2020 • 5 Min

Each Person Is a Statistic of One

When Miggie Olsson was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer she opted for a science-based unusual treatment plan to have a chance at survival.

pancreatic cancer survivor Jacqueline Sims-Mayes
Survivor Stories
December 18, 2019 • 6 Min

Blessed to Be Here and Healthy

Jacqueline Sims-Mayes is blessed to be a pancreatic cancer survivor. Her faith helped her through a difficult recovery from Whipple surgery.

pancreatic cancer survivor Tom Bajoras and his wife
Survivor Stories
December 5, 2019 • 7 Min

Where Sorrow and Joy Meet

Musician and producer Tom Bajoras has focused on the sorrow, joy, and beauty of life as he fights PNET with standard and new treatments.