Two-Year Survivor and Going Strong
Susan Hoopengarner coordinated her care between a local hospital and a major cancer center for chemotherapy and a Whipple procedure.
A Second Opinion Felt Right
Bonnie Dahl considered treatment for stage I pancreatic cancer near home but felt a second opinion and a bigger cancer center were important.
What Is It Going to Take to Stop Pancreatic Cancer? A 10-Year Survivor’s Perspective
Survivor William Ramshaw reflects on the need for more research into treatments and early detection tests for pancreatic cancer.
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.
Reeducating Myself About Pancreatic Cancer
Martin Hynes knew all about pancreatic cancer–as a research director he worked on the development of Gemzar. He was able to have a Whipple and is doing well.
Using Humor to Face Pancreatic Cancer
Richard Liles has a stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis but feels it is very important to keep a sense of humor throughout.
It Started With Acid Reflux
James Arnott thought he had an acid stomach but a scan showed pancreatic cancer, and he soon had a Whipple procedure.
Forget Stages . . . Set Goals Instead!
After her pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Heather Sanderson set goals: surgery and then getting back to the gym.
I Thought it Was a Stomach Bug
Robert Gamble thought he had a stomach bug, but it turned out to be pancreatic cancer. He needed surgery and chemotherapy.
A Second Opinion Saved My Life!
With encouragement from her husband, Janet McNabb went for a second opinion after a tumor was found on her pancreas.
Going Outside Standard Protocol Changed Everything
Sharon Rockmaker was determined to have a Whipple procedure despite having stage IV pancreatic cancer, and she finally did.
Changing My Life for the Better
Robin Schroeder was an avid runner before her pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor diagnosis. Now she’s back competing in half-marathons.
Go Live Your Life
After his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Dean Jackson took his treatment of chemotherapy, radiation, and a Whipple procedure step by step.
My Journey with Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. Robert Wagar lost both parents to pancreatic cancer. When his wife found an article about a surveillance study he had an MRI, which found a lesion.
Using the Lessons of Recovery in my Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Robert Hessler used the lessons he learned as a recovering alcoholic to help him through the challenges of a Whipple procedure.