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long-term pancretic cancer survivor Chris Parrish (right) and her mother (left)

Be Your Own Best Advocate

After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, long-term survivor Chris Parrish found she had to be her own advocate to get a chance at survival.
UVa head coach Debbie Ryan waves to the crowd alongside her team after beating Clemson 2-26-06.

Stay in the Moment

Debbie Ryan is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. The now-retired basketball coach applied her coaching philosophy to her treatment.
Steve Merlin, long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer, standing in a meadow with the mountains in the background

Plenty to Live For

Steven was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in 2012. Now a long-term survivor, he asked himself “What do I have to live for?” There was plenty.
Dr. Dannielle Engle at the microsope in her lab

Hope on the Horizon

In this Survivors Series—Year Two video, meet the doctors and researchers working to find new treatments and early screening tests for pancreatic cancer.
Roberta and Vic Luna in shades of purple, with other people behind them.

Just Continue to Fight

Roberta Luna has been fighting pancreatic cancer for 15 years. She lost both her parents, her uncle, and her grandmother to the disease but she keeps on fighting.
Lee Ringuette and his wife in a boat fishing on a lake

There Is Hope for Everyone

Lee Ringuette is a 17-year pancreatic cancer survivor who changed doctors, underwent two surgeries, and grueling chemotherapy.
Anne Seagren and her husband in their kitchen

Don’t Believe the Odds

Anne Seagren is a long-term survivor of pancreatic cancer. Chemotherapy shrank her tumor and made her eligible for a Whipple procedure.
long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Jose Lucero and his white horse

One More Day

Jose Lucero is a six-year pancreatic cancer survivor. Despite an initial prognosis of one year to live, he went for a second opinion, which saved his life.
Long-term pancreatic cancer survivor Laurie MacCaskill surrounded by purple and white balloons

Living is Getting Back Up

Laurie MacCaskill is an 11-year survivor of pancreatic cancer. Her doctor put her on a personalized treatment plan, and she stayed as positive as possible.
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