I am a 5 year survivor of pancreatic cancer. I want to encourage anyone who has been diagnosed with this disease that there is hope. I praise God everyday for the second chance he's given me. I was 56 when after 25 days in the hospital and doctors trying to find what was wrong with me, I found out it was the pancreas. I had the Whipple surgery, Feb 8, 2006, 27 more days in the hospital but they were healing days. Chemotherapy followed. I've had surgeries since but am blessed.