By: NaTasha Wansley
Pancreatic Awareness Month means everything to me. I have a different perspective on life. God has given me another chance to care for others as I was doing prior to being diagnosed.
I encourage each and every one to go to their routine MD visits. I thank God that I did. I was diagnosed with SLE Lupus in 2013. I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2014 and the tumor was removed from my pancreas in December 2014. I was in and out of the hospital for 6 months with several pancreatic stents, chest tube, drainage tube, blood transfusions, blood clot in my abdomen and neck, and I currently have a pancreatic pseudocyst. Even 6 years after diagnosis, I have CT scans routinely. Still, I thank God, because I almost lost my life and he gave me another chance at living and being able to care for others.
Stories from survivors, families & friends touched by pancreatic cancer show the resilience and courage of the human spirit. We dedicate our time and effort each day to fight for a cancer-free future. Every story and every journey helps pave the way to that cure. Share your story, make a dedication and help raise awareness today.