True Inspiration To Never Give Up Hope

WARRIORS WHO HAVE REACHED THE 5-YEAR MARK AND WELL BEYOND

Not too long ago, reaching the average 5-year+ survival rate for pancreatic cancer patients was a dismal 3%. Today that average rate has grown to about 10% (2022). However, pancreatic cancer still claims the highest mortality rate of all major cancers.  It is now the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States trailing only lung and colorectal cancers.

The following pancreatic cancer patients have defied the odds and reached the 5-Year Milestone and well beyond. Many have exceeded upwards of 20-years.

If you have reached the 5-Year Mark and beyond, you can inspire other pancreatic cancer patients to sustain hope and to fight valiantly to defeat this dreadful disease by adding your name to this list. Our goal is to grow this list to hundreds and hundreds and even more to give newly diagnosed patients with pancreatic cancer the inspiration to keep believing.

Kay Kays

Diagnosed 1994

Janet McNabb

Diagnosed 1996

Mildred "Mickey" Somerman

Diagnosed 1999

Bill Eblin

Diagnosed 1999

Kellie Elledge-Bott

Diagnosed 2001

Howard Young

Diagnosed 2002

Stan Vitikas

Diagnosed 2007

Steven Lewis

Diagnosed 2007

Mary K. Rabe

Diagnosed 2009

Elizabeth O'Connor

Diagnosed 2010

Allen Cotton

Diagnosed 2010

Elise Roth Tedeschi

Diagnosed 2012

Camille Moses

Diagnosed 2012

John Sielicki

Diagnosed 2012

Jack Chase

Diagnosed 2013

Glenn Kollman

Diagnosed 2014

Joe Levine

Diagnosed 2015

Judy Green

Diagnosed 2015

Marlyn Rubin

Diagnosed 2016

Ron Brefka

Diagnosed 2016

Alan Nathanson

Diagnosed 2011

James Thomas Morrill
James Thomas Morrill

Diagnosed 2010

John Sielicki
John Sielicki

Diagnosed 2012

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Michael Adams

Diagnosed 2015

Richard Gustafson
Richard Gustafson

Diagnosed 2010

Tim Smith
Tim Smith

Diagnosed 2014

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Ken Swan

Diagnosed 2016

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Joan Swanson

Diagnosed 2016

Kevin Jay Lichtig
Kevin Jay Lichtig

Diagnosed 2014

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Jayme Niemeier

Diagnosed 2016

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William Whitney

Diagnosed 2010

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Kelley Weaver

Diagnosed 2007

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Mary Brinker

Diagnosed 2016

Rachel Santmyer
Rachel Santmyer

Diagnosed 2015

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James McGrane

Diagnosed 2012

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Howard Jeske

Diagnosed 2015

Revere Bigham
Revere Bigham

Diagnosed 2014

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Ned Redding

Diagnosed 2013

Gary Lipsey
Gary Lipsey

Diagnosed 2009

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Raymond Shupe

Diagnosed 2013

Karen M Murphy
Karen Murphy

Diagnosed 2010

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Ben Rubin

Diagnosed 2016

Yvonne-Mahoney
Yvonne Mahoney

Diagnosed 2015

David Ketterhagen
David Ketterhagen

Diagnosed 2010

Bob Moerchen
Bob Moerchen

Diagnosed 2013

Tom Podewils
Tom Podewils

Diagnosed 2014

Daniel Oneil
Daniel Oneil

Diagnosed 2009

Mary-Pierce
Mary Pierce

Diagnosed 2009

Norine Naselli
Norine Naselli

Diagnosed 2013

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Nancy Mueller

Diagnosed 2016

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Robert Jancar

Diagnosed 2012

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Annette Colantuoni

Diagnosed 2013

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Pastor Julius Malone

Diagnosed 2013

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Raymond Shupe

Diagnosed 2012

Sue Ann Bialy
Sue Ann Bialy

Diagnosed 2015

Tonya Cox
Tonya Cox

Diagnosed 2015

Carol Daniels
Carol Daniels

Diagnosed 2011

Ian McConkey
Ian McConkey

Diagnosed 2015

Teri Sturm
Teri Sturm

Diagnosed 2016

Cheryn Sanford
Cheryn Sanford

Diagnosed 2015

Jackie Gedraitis
Jackie Gedraitis

Diagnosed 2015

Jason Marlow
Jason Marlow

Diagnosed 2016

Thom Pritz
Thom Pritz

Diagnosed 2004

Lynne Holcomb
Lynne Holcomb

Diagnosed 2015

Lola Fernandez
Lola Fernandez

Diagnosed 2004

Lori Withy
Lori Withy

Diagnosed 2013