by CanTeen06/11/2018

Turning to Google after my diagnosis was the worst thing I could have done!

The Cancer Council shares Mark Nye's story of surviving cancer.

In March 2010 when Mark woke one morning rubbing his stomach, feeling a lump just below his right ribs. he booked to see his GP, who sent him for an ultrasound. When the ultrasound showed there was something there, he next needed a biopsy.

"It was a nervous wait for the results, and a couple of days later the oncologist rang. I had a neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer. The only words I remembered from that call were “pancreatic cancer”. I returned home and immediately turned to Google, and it was the worst thing I could have done. After reading the search results, I gave myself three to six months to live. I was devastated as I waited for my wife and daughter to return home for me to inform them of the devastating news."

Today, after a Whipple procedure, Mark is feeling great. "In fact, I met with my oncologist and he has said that I am now cancer free."

You can read Mark's full story here.