Patient Stories

Jenny’s Story

JENNY’S STORY After experiencing worsening back pain and severe indigestion for about 12 months, followed by subsequent investigations, my husband Don was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in December 2011.  He was instantly put under the care of an excellent gastrointestinal surgeon who, after consultation with his colleagues, suggested the only chance of reducing the size […]

Sue's Story
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Sue’s Story

SUE’S STORY Earlier this year (2018), I consulted my GP about a mild but persistent pain on the right side of my abdomen which made taking deep breaths difficult. I thought it might have been a lung infection which required antibiotics. After a CT scan showed some nodules external to the liver and in the […]

Rebecca and her family
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Rebecca’s Story

REBECCA’S STORY I am 48 years old and am a wife, a mum, a step mum, a nana, an aunt, a great aunt, a daughter, a sister and a friend. I also have liver cancer. After a barrage of tests in January, I was faced with my own mortality. It is a very frightening place […]

Ingrid and Paige
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Ingrid’s Story

INGRID’S STORY My name is Ingrid and I have stage IV terminal Cholangiocarcinoma. I am a 44-year-old mum with three adult children. I was diagnosed in late 2015 and had a liver resection almost immediately following my diagnosis, as a lifesaving surgery. Unfortunately, this wasn’t to be and after six months of hard work recovering […]

Linda and her grandchildren
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Linda’s Story

LINDA’S STORY My name is Linda Wilson. I am a wife, mother, sister, auntie, friend and a registered nurse. Oh, and I should mention that I am a fishing fanatic, (the latter I believe is my therapy). And I am living with pancreatic cancer. In June 2012, I experienced some vague symptoms of reflux, upper […]

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Jade’s Story

JADE’S STORY We lost my mother, Tracey Kelly, to gastrointestinal cancer in 2014. She was only 52 and she left behind a very large, loving and close family. Mum was always there for us and had such a zest for life. She always brightened up any room with her bubbly presence and infectious personality. Unfortunately, […]