Pancare Supports Clinton

On the 1st of December 2014, Clinton Lankowski was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Clinton is 35 years old and lives with his wonderful wife, Melanie and their two children in Queensland.

On the 29th of December, Clinton underwent the Whipples procedure – where the surgeon removes the head of the pancreas, the gallbladder, part of the duodenum (the uppermost portion of the small intestine), the pylorus (a small portion of the stomach) and the lymph nodes near the head of the pancreas.

He then started chemotherapy on the 4th of February which he endured until the 3rd of July.

For three months, Clinton was in the clear from the pancreatic cancer.

After a precautionary check-up, multiple scans and tests, he was told the cancer had spread and he had terminal lung cancer.

Along with the support of his friends and family, who have already raised $10,000, Pancare are doing our bit to help and have provided $5000 to Clinton to help support him and his family through this difficult time.

Pancare offers patient support to people affected by pancreatic, liver, biliary, oesophageal and stomach cancer.

This can include travel and accommodation costs, patient support meetings, financial assistance for treatment, bereavement support and information and education for pancreatic, liver, biliary, oesophageal and stomach cancer.

If you would like to discuss these options, please contact our friendly staff at Pancare on 1300 881 698 or email info@pancare.org.au.

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