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BY Barbara Shrock

During my 50-plus years as a nurse, I’ve witnessed some pretty amazing advances in medicine, and I’m convinced that they are due to research.

That’s why I came straight to MD Anderson when I was diagnosed with stage III pancreatic cancer in May 2017. Over the years, I’d heard stories about advances being made there that amazed me. I also knew the doctors conducted a lot of clinical trials. And I believe in the value of research...

Pancreatic cancer survivor Barbara Shrock

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hepatitis C is one of the leading causes of liver cancer. It’s also linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cancer in the bile ducts, and possibly...

BY Jane Mooney

Sometimes knowledge is not all it’s cracked up to be. So, when I was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in July 2016, I told Dr. Robert...

BY Jane Mooney

Nothing could have shocked me more than being diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in July 2016. The year I turned 54, I thought my biggest challenge would be seeing my only daughter off to her first semester of college.

Now that I’ve had time to reflect, here are four things I’ve learned as I made my way through doctors’ appointments, scans and treatments.

Bring someone with you

At the time I was diagnosed,...

Cancerwise blog post: pancreatic cancer survivor Jane Mooney shares her treatment advice

BY Jane Mooney

Two summers ago, my daughter Claire was about to start her freshman year at the University of Alabama. So, I thought being a 54-year-old empty-nester...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many cancer patients have mantras — or inspiring sayings — that they do their best to live by. Some are reminders that good things can come...

BY Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program...

BY Diego Zamora

Sometimes I forget that I have pancreatic cancer because I just don’t believe it’s going to kill me.

In fact, I’ve never felt healthier...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Getting enough calories and protein helps patients stay strong and fight cancer as well as other infections.

But studies show that...

BY Elizabeth York

Relda Marshall’s only pancreatic cancer symptoms seemed benign to her — stomach pains and belching after eating.

Eventually, Relda...