Vigilance in Pursuing Symptoms Leads to Early Diagnosis
Jay Buth was very persistent in pursuing the reason for his symptoms. That lead to a diagnosis of early stage pancreatic cancer.
Go Live Your Life
After his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Dean Jackson took his treatment of chemotherapy, radiation, and a Whipple procedure step by step.
Following a Treatment Plan
As a retired oncology nurse, Virginia Wetcher knew she needed a good treatment plan after her pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
What Caused My Pancreatic Cancer?
Despite no known genetic link, Steven Robinson is the fourth member of his family on his mother’s side to get pancreatic cancer.
The Value of Molecular Profiling and Genetic Testing
Gina Harrison underwent molecular profiling of her pancreatic tumor, which led her to a clinical trial. Genetic testing showed her BRCA1 mutation was random.
Thirteen Survival Years and Counting
Diane Borrison’s doctor consulted the experts at academic hospitals to choose a treatment plan including Whipple surgery.
Learning to Guide My Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
The more Colin Gabriel learned about pancreatic cancer, the more he realized he needed to guide his treatment, rather than go where his HMO recommended.
A Routine Physical Saved My Life
John Moisan’s doctor noticed he had lost weight, and insisted he get an abdominal CT scan. They found a pancreatic tumor and he had a pancreatectomy.
Taking Nothing For Granted
After Whipple surgery and chemoradiation, Susan Zbacnik had molecular profiling, genetic testing, and joined an Immunotherapy clinical trial.
A Clinical Trial Matches My Genetics
Steven Merlin learned that he carried the BRCA2 mutation after he developed pancreatic cancer. He researched and found a clinical trial for BRCA carriers.
A New Clinical Trial Leads to No Evidence of Disease
After pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Shannon Magee became patient 1 in a new clinical trial that combined chemotherapy and a Whipple procedure.
Making a Risky Choice
Judith Zitiello’s pancreatic cancer was wrapped around the hepatic artery, but she chose the laparoscopic Whipple procedure instead of chemotherapy alone.
When You Embrace the Enemy, It Changes Everything
Larry Clark describes how pancreatic cancer changed his retirement. He has pursued clinical trials as he faces recurring pancreatic cancer.