Maribel Lim: Pancreatic Cancer Survivor’s Story

Living with any serious disease can be difficult and challenging. I know how each one of you who has a serious ailment feels. I have also felt that way, more than eight years ago.

After reading the MRI result in July of 2001, my husband Victor and I went from one doctor to another to find out the best way to extend my life, to be cured of my cancer. Three, four, five… seven…! I can no longer count how many oncologists we’ve been to… all specialist in pancreatic cancer, a kind of cancer in which the patient has little chance of getting cured. This is the most aggressive form of cancer. Too little time is given to you to think… if you are still able to think straight given your serious condition.