I was diagnosed with PC November 2011. Like many people I am a healthy 59 year old. Non- smoker, non- drinker. A gym enthusiast and slim. Mostly a healthy eater.
Mine is in the bile and pancreatic duct and has wrapped itself around the Hepatic Artery. It's not resectable now but I have just had my 4th aggressive chemo treatment at the royal free hospital in London. The aim is to shrink it, and hopefully operate. Family and friends are carrying me through but I am very positive. From the beginning I wanted to be in the 30 % success rate. I will be very interested in any research that studies the genetic possibility of this cinderella cancer. Also any campaigns that create awareness and action for screening, early diagnosis and better treatment.
I wish you all well and to your loved ones. Support and love goes a long way in helping Cancer patients travel this often lonely and frightening road. Lots of love and support.