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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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Survivor Stories: Clinical Trials Participant - Ken Douglass
In the fall of 1999, my brother-in-law was found to have a mass in his pancreas. After an unsuccessful Whipple surgery, he enrolled in a clinical trial using radiation plus chemotherapy. This shrunk the tumor so a second Whipple surgery was successful.  He lived 12 more years and passed from stomach cancer.Then, in January of 2013, I had a CT scan following abdominal surgery that showed a mass on my pancreas. After a biopsy confirmed that this was cancerous, I was enrolled in a clinical trial consisting of chemotherapy before and...
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Survivor Stories - Clinical Trials Participant: Richard Valdes
It all started in late 2011 with a minor discomfort just above my stomach. When I went for my annual physical in February 2012, I mentioned my minor discomfort and my doctor got right on it. After almost a year of trying to diagnose my "gastric" discomfort, a blood test was done to check my liver activity. It was high, so in January of 2013 I had a CT scan. It was then that the mass on the tail of my pancreas was discovered. It was like a ton of bricks landed on my shoulders. The doctor was quick to add that it was isolated and surgery could remove...
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Caregiver Story: Mary Ellen Miller
My mother was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer in November of 2013.  The tumor had blocked her bile duct, resulting in surgery to place a stent in her bile duct for drainage.  After five attempts, the stent was finally placed.  Within one week the tumor started to evade and grow around the stent and we weren't quite sure how long she had to live, but it did not look promising and the doctor told us that he was going to try and make her as comfortable as possible. She began chemotherapy treatments in December of 2013 and completed her...
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Survivor Story: Michael Turek
I was diagnosed on September 30, 2013 with a tumor in the head of the pancreas with blood vessel involvement, but no spread to other organs.  Non-resectable.  Since then I have had treatment with a combination of three chemotherapy drugs for several months for 4-5 hours every two weeks, followed by 46 hours of being on a chemotherapy pump.  I then had radiation over 6 weeks.  Then I had more chemotherapy, this time a combination of two chemotherapy drugs for 2 months.  My CA 19-9 marker kept going down and is currently 45. Through all of this I...
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Caregiver Story: Marian Gary
My husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer to the liver (stage 4) on April 28, 2014.  He has received two rounds of a combination of two chemotherapy drugs.  His recent PET scan showed no visible signs of cancer and his CT scan showed no more tumor.  We have thousands committing to prayer for him and we believe God has shown us a miracle. His official diagnosis was "poorly differentiated (anaplastic) carcinoma" metastatic to the liver.  A hypermetabolic mass in the pancreatic head and liver metastases.  He will be doing one more round of...
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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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Clinical Trial Survivor Story: Patricia Theobald
I was diagnosed in March of 2013 as stage 4, with surgery not an option.  I was initially given four to six months, the standard prognosis for people in my situation.  I was 63 and about to have my first grandson in six months.  After educating myself, I opted to join a clinical trial that included standard chemotherapy.  I have been receiving standard chemotherapy every two weeks and an oral experimental drug each day since May of 2013. I am nearing my two year survivorship mark. The original tumor has not been growing, nor has the cancer been...
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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!

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