Tania was the picture of health until her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in December 2020. She valiantly fought the disease, and even rallied a large group of teammates in Pancare’s 2021 Unite for Hope walk, gathering more than $15,000 in donations to support others with upper GI cancer. She sadly lost her battle in September 2022, but her legacy will continue. We thank Tania for sharing her story.
Jareen passed away from biliary cancer in March 2022. In February 2022 we were lucky enough to spend some time with Jareen for a full and frank discussion about coping and care. Jareen wanted to remove any stigmas surrounding cancer by sharing it, warts and all, with others.
Normally at Christmas time Sue and husband Adam would alternate celebrations, spending Christmas with different sides of the family each year, but in 2018, they decided to do something different and special and go to Fiji as we thought it may be one of the last times, we would be able to travel as a whole family together as the kids were now young adults. They had a beautiful time. Sue's much loved husband Adam shares her story
In September 2018, Melbourne mum Helen MacGregror’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In the years since her diagnosis before her passing in March 2021, Helen became a strong advocate for other patients and was passionate about raising the profile of pancreatic cancer in the hope to accelerate research for the disease.
Maureen Jennings was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after living with Type II diabetes for several years. After coming through the other side of surgery and treatment, before her passing in August 2021, Maureen reflected on how the loving support of family and never admitting defeat, gave her hope and allowed her to make the most of her time.
Our goal is to make people aware of the symptoms and encourage them to talk to their doctor. Along with the support of Pancare we looking to ensure people do not suffer like my dad did.
The Radke family have endured dual heartache after losing two beloved family members to pancreatic cancer within a matter of months. Based on their experiences they share a simple message – if something doesn’t feel right, listen to your body and seek a second opinion. Deb shares their family’s journey.
Jason 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.
Hayley Sparkes was a healthy, vibrant young mum when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of just 34. Her husband, Alex, shares their journey.