As an 8 year survivor of pancreatic cancer I'm so happy to finally hear that pancreatic cancer is in the spotlight more. More funding from the government has been great news, the prospect of a pancreatic cancer nurse through donations and many more things, big or small. Even in my small town there was a special night recently at the local pub dedicated to the cause. When I went through my surgery and chemo and then for nearly 6 years of regular testing I never met anyone or knew of anyone else going through the same cancer. Now with it being spoken about and hearing of other survivors as a result of it being put out there is such a positive thing. Keep up the great work Pancare Foundation and the Avner Foundation also, and hi to all the other survivors who might read this.
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Hi I'm Margaret. I guess I'm trying to maybe find someone that might be going through.....or has gone through......a similar side effect that I've been living with for nearly 8 years. I had a distal Pancreactectomy and Splenectomy procedure in June 2011 for quite a rare tumour. Have been living with malabsorption problems since my surgery despite taking Creon, main problem being this has changed my life considerably as it has caused a lot of ongoing bowel problems. Have had tests and tried everything suggested to me and more. Was wondering if anyone else has experienced similar and possibly provide some suggestions. Thank you, Margaret.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.