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Pancreatic Cancer Patient Stories

Nick Pifani

Pancreatic Cancer

Nick Pifani

Pancreatic Cancer

I’m 45 and live in Delran, New Jersey, with my wife and two kids. I work as a vice president of business development for MasterCard, and in my spare time I love to run.

I’ve run marathons and completed an Ironman 70.3 (also known as a Half Ironman), which consists of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run. So, I’m no stranger to pain and discomfort.

Alan Zlatkin

Pancreatic Cancer

Alan Zlatkin

Pancreatic Cancer

Being defeated is a matter of perspective and will. I feel that no matter how serious the illness is, I can overcome it with the right help and the right attitude.

Andre Burke

Pancreatic Cancer

Andre Burke

Pancreatic Cancer

I often share my story and always encourage people who feel something is wrong to go to the doctor to get checked out. If you wait too long, it may be too late. I am thankful that I took that advice.

James Brett

Pancreatic Cancer

James Brett

Pancreatic Cancer

I am 55 years old and a lot of my free time is spent acquiring cars, fixing them up, and moving on to the next one—that is, when I’m not working in my own auto body shop for my day job. My work is a big part of my life and I’m not yet ready to give it up, which is why when I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, I wasn’t sure what to think.

Robert Lougheed

Pancreatic Cancer

Robert Lougheed

Pancreatic Cancer

When I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, I didn't know what my future held. But, after beating cancer, I was inspired to enjoy my life to the fullest. For me, that meant becoming an Elvis Presley tribute artist and giving back through the power of music. 

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