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Historia de un Sobreviviente: Luis Flores
Mi historia empieza a fines de Mayo del 2007 en Antofagasta (zona minera norte de Chile), allí la gastritis crónica que padecía desde el 2002 se agudiza, por esta razón regreso a Santiago de Chile para tomar mi vuelo de retorno a Lima (Perú). En Lima, de inmediato visito al gastroenterólogo que me receta los medicamentos necesarios y me dice que vuelva en un mes, el tratamiento no dio resultado y tenía mareos, nauseas, vómitos y una depresión terrible. Los primeros días de Julio regreso al consultorio, el médico me propone un cambio de...
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Historia de un Sobreviviente: Javier Merino
Hola, yo me llamo Javier, hace diez años me dijeron que tenía cáncer pancreático.Mi historia empezó cuando tenía un dolor terrible en el medio del estomago y que iba alrededor hasta mi espalda.  Fui al doctor y me dio un diagnostico preliminar de pancreatitis aguda, también me dijo el doctor que fuera a un especialista para ver la raíz del dolor, me hicieron un lote de exámenes y no podían decirme definitivamente que era lo que tenia.El especialista me mando a ver otro doctor que tiene una maquina muy especializada que mete un cable...
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Updated Survivor Story: Peter Suess
I’m 68 and a 5-year-plus survivor!  My story started in June of 2009.  I was feeling very sluggish while on vacation with my family in Galveston, TX.  I couldn’t take long walks on the beach because I was too tired.Besides the fatigue, I began to have other symptoms.  I had tremendous itching, some weight loss and my urine changed color. I called my family doctor because I thought I had a kidney or bladder infection. He noticed that I was turning jaundiced. He sent me to have a sonogram and...
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Survivor Story: Julianne Silva

Diagnosed at 23 with pancreatic cancer was not part of my life's plan. Rather than allowing cancer to get the best of me, it in return gave me an unbreakable spirit. Cancer has given me several setbacks in life, but when I think about the person I might have become without this experience, I feel blessed for all that it has taught me about life and the person it has made me. I chose from day one, back in July of 2003, to be a survivor and that has never changed!

Survivor Story: Tonjia Vaughn
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer only after having the Whipple surgery. The tumor was not showing on any CT scans or MRI. I was admitted to the ER, on January 10, 2011 and I was SEVERELY jaundiced (I had a blockage in my bile duct) and was very weak. I was blessed to have three Godsent doctors that took my life into their hands knowing I had no insurance and no way to pay for their services. I had the surgery on January 21, 2012 and they found a 1 cm tumor on the head of my pancreas. I was released on January 29, 2012 to start recovering and to begin...
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Survivor Story: Mark van der Sluis
In April 2012, I was admitted to the hospital because of my diverticulitis and a CT scan was recommended to see how bad it was. Upon inspecting the scan, the doctors noticed a sizeable mass on my pancreas which turned out to be a 3.8 cm neuroendocrine tumor. I had a Whipple procedure, which lasted just under 10 hours and required two surgeons. Recovery was long and difficult, but over the following months I was able to get some normality back into my life and I returned to work three months later. I just had my two year checkup...
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Survivor Story: Joe LaRose
I am a recent survivor - one year to be exact. I have a hard time telling my story, so I want to talk about it and the most impact I believe I can make is from the beginning. My wife literally saved my life! I was scheduled to get an endoscopy on April 30, 2013, simply for what we believed was acid reflux. Well, for the two weeks up to the test date, I was taking acid reducing medication and felt great. So the day before the test I told my wife, an orthopedic scrub nurse, that it makes sense not to go. I felt great, and the co-pay is $250.00. I am...
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Survivor Story: Gary Lipsey
I remember the date and the words spoken by the doctor at a cancer center in Tampa on November 18, 2009, "Mr. Lipsey, I am sorry to tell you that you have pancreatic cancer.” Those words hit my wife harder than they hit me, because as a hospice nurse, she knew what they really meant. I was kind of clueless about pancreatic cancer. I allowed myself a one-day pity party, then, not looking back, decided to be positive, proactive, and determined to beat this diagnosis. I found the pancan.org website and became much more informed about what was ahead of...
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Donor Story: Judy Leuteneker
“If We All Stand Together, We Can Make a Difference” The larkspur was blooming a brilliant deep purple in June 2012, the day Judy Leuteneker, her husband Mike, and their 2- and 4-year-old children first participated in PurpleStride Denver. The family stood together, among more than 1,000 walkers and runners dressed in purple, and Leuteneker felt energized and inspired. “I saw people striding in memory of loved ones, which was wonderful,” she said. “But I also saw survivors. My whole life, I’d thought that if...
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Donor Story: Judy Stein
On January 22, 1997, my husband, Randy Stein, was diagnosed with stage-four, inoperable pancreatic cancer, with metastases to the spleen and kidneys. At that time, the doctors told us he had three months to live. Healthcare professionals, friends and family tried to help, but they really didn’t have any experience in dealing with the disease. The Internet only provided dire statistics and we did not know of any survivors. Ultimately, we found great medical care, and we dealt with each challenge as it presented itself. In spite of that...
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