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Abby Pezzulo and family
Survivor Stories
January 7, 2022 • 4 Min

Tomorrow Is a New Day

Abby Pezzulo was an active young working mother when she was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patient Lisa Tayman and family
Survivor Stories
September 9, 2021 • 6 Min

An Unexpected Diagnosis of PNET

Lisa Tayman was surprised to discover that the shoulder pain she had was from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Eric Borden
Survivor Stories
May 17, 2021 • 3 Min

The Benefit of Being Your Own Advocate

Eric Borden decided to advocate for himself when a lesion was found on his pancreas. It was a good choice because it was pancreatic cancer.

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Treatments
May 29, 2020 • 5 Min

Eighteen Important Words to Know if You Have Pancreatic Cancer

When you start pancreatic cancer treatment it seems like everyone is speaking a language you don’t know. Here are 18 important words to help you along.

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 Ken Vickers and his motorcycle
Survivor Stories
November 7, 2019 • 3 Min

Around to Enjoy the Simple Pleasures of Life

Ken Vickers is enjoying family, friends, and riding his Harley Davidson around the country after pancreatic cancer and a Whipple procedure.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Joel Evans and family
Survivor Stories
July 29, 2019 • 4 Min

Surviving Pancreatic Cancer and Embracing Life

Joel Evans’ endocrinologist was concerned so he sent him to get tested for pancreatic cancer. It was caught early enough for a Whipple procedure.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Chris Parrish
Survivor Stories
July 16, 2019 • 6 Min

My Journey Through Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

When Chris Parrish was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, she searched for a program and treatment plan until she found a place that gave her hope.

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Treatments
June 27, 2019 • 5 Min

Questions to Ask Before You Begin Chemotherapy

Do you want to better understand your pancreatic cancer treatment? Dr. Andrew Hendifar outlines important questions to ask before starting chemotherapy.

long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Steven Yedwabnick
Survivor Stories
March 21, 2019 • 5 Min

Long-Term Survival After Grueling Radiation Treatment

Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Steven Yedwabnick endured a long protocol of radiation and chemotherapy after a Whipple surgery.

Dr. Shaalan Beg
Disease Management
October 9, 2018 • 5 Min

Pancreatic Enzymes Explained

Dr. Shaalan Beg and dietitian Shelli Hardy explain how pancreatic enzymes work and why it is important for pancreatic cancer patients to use them if needed.

Brigitte Regnier and her husband read a book together while seated on a sofa.
Survivor Stories
September 4, 2018 • 5 Min

Picking the Right Team

Brigitte Régnier found a treatment team that was using an unusual approach of giving chemoradiation before surgery for pancreatic cancer.

Oncology dietitian Maria Petzel
Disease Management
May 17, 2018 • 4 Min

Eating Right Can Help Your Pancreatic Cancer Fight

Dietitian Maria Petzel suggests that pancreatic cancer patients work with a dietitian that specializes in cancer to combat side effects of treatment.

Bruce Siebert, pancreatic cancer survivor
Survivor Stories
April 26, 2018 • 3 Min

Solving My Problem Saved My Life

Bruce Seibert knew something wasn’t right when he felt nauseous, but was surprised when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which was followed by a Whipple procedure.