Damien’s initial symptoms of pancreatic cancer were indigestion, itchy skin followed by jaundice (yellowing of the eyes) which rapidly appeared over the course of a weekend. On reflection now, Damien had been complaining about indigestion and itchy skin for around six months, but at the time we thought nothing of it.
For pancreatic cancer survivor Debbie Moors, living with the disease means accepting a new version of herself – enjoying life, staying focused on the things she can do and helping put the spotlight on a disease that impacts thousands of Australian families each year.
Hayley Sparkes was a healthy, vibrant young mum when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of just 34.
In September 2018, Melbourne mum Helen MacGregor’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.
Despite her challenges, Helen is a strong advocate for other patients and passionate about raising the profile of pancreatic cancer in the hope to accelerate research for the disease.
In recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, she shares her story with Pancare Foundation in the hope to put the spotlight on the disease.
Jason Mountfort was the heart of his family until he lost his short battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 48, just eight months after being diagnosed. His wife Mandy, shares their story.
Norman Talavera was a devoted father, partner and friend who had a bright future before being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of just 38.
His partner Ariana shares their story.