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Patients Stories

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Rachel Burch – Pancreatic NET

  I was diagnosed, aged 34, with Cancer back in 2005 whilst in the early stages of pregnancy presenting multiple secondary tumours in the liver and lymph glands. At the time there was a diagnostic uncertainty as to the primary, although it was tho …


Susan Rostron – Pancreatic NET

  I visited my GP in late March 2011 with a stomach upset that wouldn’t go away. I had a gastroscopy within a week. The GP thought I had stomach ulcer. The results were ‘inconclusive’. Another gastroscopy and a CT scan were done and I saw a consul …


Nick Inkpen – Pancreatic Cancer

  In April 2012 I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.  This came as a massive shock, you really do feel suddenly that life could so easily be snatched away from you.  Those first few hours after receiving the news you seem to drift into a place …


Gordon Garrett – Pancreatic Cancer

Gordon Garrett Patient Story   I was diagnosed with a bile duct tumour in June 2003, after showing signs of jaundice a week prior to an operation to straighten my nose after many years of rugby injuries. I was totally numbed initially, as it came …


Brian’s Jones Story – Pancreatic Cancer

  My story starts back in April 2006 when I thought there was a problem with my “waterworks” and motions. I made an initial appointment with my GP to discuss the situation. When I saw her she immediately said that I was jaundiced to which I replie …


Yvonne Sheppard – Pancreatic Cancer

  Chemotherapy and Whipple’s Surgery   When Yvonne Sheppard started feeling bloated and like she had constant indigestion, and regularly woke up with night sweats she was convinced she was going through ‘the change’. However when she started …


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