Pancreatic Cancer Patient Experiences
After a diagnosis for pancreatic cancer, a quick trawl through the internet will bring up some terrifying statistics about the disease which can leave you feeling hopeless and alone. One thing that can help is knowing that there are others out there facing the same diagnosis you are, and to learn how they cope and what their experience of pancreatic cancer has been.
This section of our website brings to you a collection of people here in the UK who are pancreatic cancer patients; living with and sometimes beyond pancreatic cancer and who want to help others by recounting their experiences. We have included pancreatic cancer patient experiences of those who have operable pancreatic cancer and those who are/have been inoperable. Their stories are their own, either written themselves or a family member or we have been given permission to link to a blog where a family member reports on the experience.
The feedback we get from patients and their families is that these pancreatic cancer patient experiences are very valuable, especially to those with a new pancreatic cancer diagnosis or for those undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer or having chemotherapy treatment.
If you have experience of pancreatic cancer and want to tell your story, please get in touch with us directly or submit it through the contact page. We will not share your details with any third party organisation.
- Read the stories of patients with operable pancreatic cancer
- Read the stories of patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer
- Read the stories of patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours
- Read the stories of patients with rare forms of pancreatic cancer
There are also very comprehensive patient stories available on the HealthTalkOnline website. These are mainly video presentations (but not exclusively) of interviews with patients about various stages of their disease, and topics range from noticing first symptoms to coping with the emotional side of pancreatic cancer. Our founder, Ali Stunt is one of the patient contributors and believes this is a very valuable resource for patients, their families and even medical professionals who need to know more about what it’s like to have pancreatic cancer. Click here to access the website