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Pancreatic cancer patient Dennis Rues, his wife and grandsons

A Clinical Trial Gives Me Hope

When Dennis Rues’s pancreatic cancer recurred, his doctors recommended that he join a clinical trial. Now he’s doing well.

Pancreatic cancer patient Tom Stachler and his dog Chewie

You Only Have One Life to Live

Tom Stachler traveled from his home in Michigan to an expert surgeon in Wisconsin to have Whipple surgery for his pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer patient John Sherry and his wife, in sunglasses

Facing Life’s Challenges

The first time John Sherry faced pancreatic cancer he had part of his pancreas removed; the second time he had a Whipple procedure.

Rosemary Buden, long-term pancreatic cancer survivor

Very Fortunate to Have the Whipple

When I was 71, I was diagnosed and treated for an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), a type of pancreatic tumor that starts out benign but normally eventually becomes cancerous. I went from my home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. On October 28, 2002 I underwent a distal subtotal…

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