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Pancreatic Cancer Patient Stories

Monsignor Joseph A. Tracy

Pancreatic Cancer

Monsignor Joseph A. Tracy

Pancreatic Cancer

When I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at 46 years old, my goal was just to make it to 50. Even with that short-term goal, I knew the odds were not in my favor.

That was 15 years ago. I’ve made it well past my original goal, and my Fox Chase care team played a huge role in making that possible.

Diagnosing the Problem

Rodney Malarchik

Pancreatic Cancer

Rodney Malarchik

Pancreatic Cancer

[Treatment] is worthwhile because once you are on the other side, you have a promise of a future. That is impactful. You need to find a path through it if you can.

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.

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