Pancreatic cancer survivor Vickie Pinney

I lost my father to pancreatic cancer, and then I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2020.

My tumor was on the head of my pancreas, totally contained, nowhere else in my body. They performed a Whipple surgery and took the tumor out with all clean edges. I have chosen not to have chemo. I am a little over two months out, and I am doing very well!

My nurse navigator told me about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN). I immediately went on the site and was so excited to see other people like me!

PanCAN’s Patient Services put me in touch with people in my area. PanCAN is a wealth of information, and now I have a connection with people in my area.

Please don’t give up! We are all connected.

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Any treatments, including clinical trials, mentioned in this story may not be appropriate or available for all patients. Doctors take many things into account when prescribing treatments including the stage and type of cancer and the overall health of the patient.