Damian

My Story is about Myself and my father

This event took place from 26 Sep 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

The Discovery

I had a CT scan

This is My Story

My Grandfather died of pan creatic cancer in 1959 at the age of 44, back then there was no research or information that there is today but it paved the way for what was to come. In September of 2018 my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after months of pain and misdiagnosis from several G.Ps he was finally given a CT scan which showed a mass in his pancreas , he was admitted to hospital 3 weeks later where he underwent a Whipple operation, all went well and he started chemo 12 weeks later, during his chemo I started to suffer from the same symptoms he had , so I went for a CT scan also never expecting it to be anything serious but when I got the news that I also had pancreatic cancer it was so hard to believe, Grandfather, father and then son all diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. My father had 2 months of chemo buy was given the bad news that it had metastized to his liver and he died 2 months later, I on the other hand was lucky that it was caught in time and after 9 months of chemo and 2 years later I am still here and getting on with my life, only for my father I probably wouldn’t be here. I decided to pursue this further as all 3 generations had the same cancer so I sent blood away for genetic testing along with my father’s blood and discovered that we both had a gene called cdk-2na which basically means I am more likely to get cancer that someone who doesn’t have it. So it is so important that this cancer is caught early like in my case, if my father had of been sent for a scan sooner he would still be alive today. I am 2 full years clear now and hope that continues for a long time to come..

The Impact of Time

Time relates to my story on a way that it is precious and so so important that it is detected early.

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