Pancreatic Cancer Joseph Cook Edens III FirstPerson Story
Joseph ‘Cook’ Edens, III, doesn’t let pancreatic cancer get in the way of living a full life. Edens was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent a Whipple procedure at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Unfortunately, a bout of pancreatitis returned and in 2015, Dr. Christopher Wolfgang and his team performed a total pancreatectomy on Edens, removing his entire pancreas and spleen. The Arlington, Va., resident is now cancer free and is back to a busy lifestyle of work, sports and family time. Meet Dr. Wolfgang: Learn more at