“My health is my wealth, and very precious to me,” said Penny.
“I am grateful to the specialist team that saved my life, the support I had from PCA [Pancreatic Cancer Action] and for the future I have to look forward to.”
Another pancreatic survivor is Yvonne Carse. Diagnosed with the deadly disease at 56 years old, the headteacher speaks candidly about her experience.
“It was the worst experience of my life,” she admitted. “I endured six months (17 sessions) of chemotherapy, injections, blood tests, needles, severe nausea, sickness, constipation, strained intercostals and hair thinning.”