Pancreatic Cancer Patient Encourages Others to Maintain Hope

“My first reaction was shock, then fear that it wouldn’t be curable. But I refused to just give up. I chose hope, and I began researching treatment options that would give me the best chance to beat this disease,” recalls Falhaber, then 55.

By November, he connected with a community-based oncologist and underwent a two-drug chemotherapy regimen followed by radiation therapy in conjunction with a second round of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor.

“At the time, my tumor was too large. Surgery wasn’t an option, and cure wasn’t possible without surgery,” adds Falhaber.

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