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Pancreatic Cancer

'Star Wars' Fan Walks 645 Miles To Comic-Con In Stormtrooper Costume As Tribute To Late Wife

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News

One man honored his late wife in an out-of-this-world way.  Before her death from pancreatic cancer in 2012, Kevin Doyle's wife, Eileen, was a hu...

Pancreatic Cancer: Hope on the Horizon?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

According to articles in a variety of scientific journals, numerous substances extracted from marine life (including fungi, sponges, algae, mollusks, "sea squirts," coral, and seaweed) have potential to fight other kinds of challenging cancers.

Finding My Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Anne F. Glauber | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne F. Glauber

In the last blog, I wrote about starting treatment with Dr. Isacoff in Los Angeles to find a way to deal with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Since I li...

The Next Shock After a Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis: Where Are the Treatments?

Anne F. Glauber | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne F. Glauber

It is increasingly up to us -- patients and families -- to advocate aggressively for better treatments and ensure that we are getting the right treatment for ourselves.

Mom Died in My Arms: God's EverLasting 'Gift'

Debbie Davis | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Debbie Davis

I had no idea that being in the same room as someone who passes away can be a "gift." Mainly because that had never happened to me before. And if asked, I would have said, "How awful." Yet, being with Mom for her last breath, was anything but awful.

Prom Dress Shopping With Two Months To Live

Marisa Bardach Ramel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Marisa Bardach Ramel

I looked down at my car keys, swinging from their red lanyard. It was February. No one goes prom dress shopping in February. But when everyone went in March and April, she'd be dead.

It's Only Halfway Through Movember, But This Kid Already Won

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.18.2014 | Teen

British 12-year-old William Heath can't grow a real mustache yet, but he's already won "Movember," the annual November-long fundraiser in which men gr...

Rethinking Pink

Melanie Young | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Cynics call October "Pinktober." I am not a cynic. But I feel a little sad when October ends only because many companies and journalists redirect their attention to other "seasonal causes" that sell their products and newspapers, viewers and ratings.

How Do You Say Goodbye When He Doesn't Believe He's Dying?

Sharon Zuckerwar | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Sharon Zuckerwar

Their Pop is the one they saw last month, the last time they saw him. The Pop that was not feeling well that day. The Pop that slept most of the day, but still managed to get up and spend some time with them.

7 Cancers Linked to Body Fat

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

There is no place to hide. You have got to be svelte if you want to stay healthy and outsmart cancer. And if you have cancer or want to avoid getting...

Got Advanced Cancer? Consider Clinical Trials

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Increased volunteer participation in trials offers patients access to cutting-edge treatments and contributes to the development of better treatments to prolong life and eventually drive those cancers into remission.

Crowdfunding for My Cancer Care

Lindsey Miller | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Lindsey Miller

When my parents and I first stepped foot inside the Zentralklinik in Bad Berka, Germany, last year, my first thought was: This looks like one of those miraculous places in documentaries where people with impossible medical conditions go, and then come out without them.

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Cancer Is Not a Competition

Seporah Raizer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

Cancer is not a competition. Oh, well, it is if you ask Official Pancreatic Action -- their latest ad campaign features a picture of a woman, with a bald head (presumably from chemo), and next to her is a quote, "I wish I had breast cancer."

Ask the Mutant: A Difficult Gift to a Child

Eva Moon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Eva Moon

BRCA is a difficult gift. Having a hysterectomy and double mastectomy was no picnic, but I've learned so much, gained new insights and made so many friends I never would have met otherwise. It's led me down paths I never expected, but in spite of it all, I love my life and I'm glad I was born.

'How I Am Beating Pancreatic Cancer'

Yolanda Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Jackson

I have a lot to be thankful for this November. I am a living example that there is hope in beating the odds against pancreatic cancer. I am a competitor. And in the race against pancreatic cancer, I know together, we can win.

Saliva Could Hold Clues To Pancreatic Cancer

Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously deadly, in large part because it's so rarely detected at early stages before it has spread beyond the pancreas. But r...

Continuing to Learn What's Important

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 11.26.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

I learned so much from him in my early years as a chaplain, and I was privileged to learn from him, yet again, almost 15 years later, as we talked about his dying.

'Paranormal State' Star Opens Up About Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

Posted 09.23.2013 | Celebrity

"Paranormal State" star Ryan Buell was only 29 years old when he was delivered the shocking news that he had pancreatic cancer. Now the 31-year-old pa...

9.11 Twelve Years Later: The Battle Is Just Beginning for One of Many Heroes

Tanya Villanueva Tepper | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Tanya Villanueva Tepper

This day is also about remembering the heroes who are still here, who touched our lives and held our family up as we struggled to process our enormous loss and rebuild our lives in the years that followed.

The Science of Pancreatic Cancer Advances

David Tuveson, MD, PhD | Posted 09.17.2013 | Science
David Tuveson, MD, PhD

With the knowledge we now have in hand, the collaborations underway through this consortium and other initiatives, and the outstanding scientific capabilities of these world-class institutions, there is reason for great optimism in the face of pancreatic cancer's grim reality.

Jack Andraka: 'Through The Internet, Anything Is Possible'

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 07.08.2013 | Teen

When Jack Andraka was only 15-years-old, he made an incredible discovery that could change the way we detect cancer. Today, he's continuing to share h...

4 Promising New Tests To Help Spot Cancer Earlier

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

These noninvasive screenings can speed detection -- and save many more lives. By Kelly DiNardo "Better late than never" may work with eye ex...

Driven by Love, a Step Forward for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Jessica Wapner | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science
Jessica Wapner

When Elena Gitelson began experiencing back pain toward the end of 2012, she did what any hospital doctor might do: took herself to get a CT scan.

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Chemo

Anna Leahy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Leahy

While individual health care decisions in the wake of a cancer diagnosis belong to the patient, there are some questions that my mother asked -- or didn't know to ask until things went awry -- that may be helpful for others to keep in mind when chemotherapy is presented as an option.

Why Is 'Game Of Thrones' Actor Wilko Johnson's Pancreatic Cancer So Deadly?

Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Wilko Johnson, the 65-year-old actor who played the part of Ilyn Payne in HBO's "Game of Thrones," has terminal pancreatic cancer and will not be rece...