My Story is about Giovanni Lo Re
This is My Story
In memory of a dear friend-patient suffering from inoperable adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas.
After local and systemic conservative treatment, he had the strength and determination to maintain the stationarity of the disease through a slow and constant path.
Physical exercise positively influenced the stability of the disease, present but dormant, for a very long period of time, although this positive outcome is rare for a disease as serious as pancreatic cancer.
This very important concept was explored in depth during the presentation of his first book“Se cammino, vivo. Se di cancro si muore, pur si vive” during Pordenonelegge on sept 2018 . A first step that began a scientific study that led to the publication of an article “Physical exercise in locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma: “If I walk, I live. Although one can die of cancer, now I am living” (J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2019;5:81).
He traveled 27,000 km and was very active, participating in meetings, including the World Pancreatic Cancer Day to Verona on November 2020. He has contributed to talking more and more about this disease with few effective treatments. His unique experience allowed him to confirm the importance of physical exercise on immune surveillance, which made it possible to obtain the stability of the disease for about 10 years of natural history.
Proof of this is the last book he wrote before he left us