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Pancreatic Cancer

The War On Cancers

Jack Kavanaugh | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jack Kavanaugh

he hope for those (like my own brother) who have what today are deemed as incurable cancers, is that they can be sustained long enough on therapies that slow down or halt cancer progression, giving the opportunity for one of the exciting new therapeutic approaches to become a reality and win the battle and ultimately the War on Cancers.

It's Not Impossible to See True Progress in Pancreatic Cancer

Julie Fleshman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Julie Fleshman

Today, nearly 700 pancreatic cancer advocates, including over 100 survivors, will join me on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to increase federal funding for cancer research.

Mountain-Moving Volunteers Raise their Voices, Demand Change for Pancreatic Cancer

Julie Fleshman | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Julie Fleshman

It was the spring of 2000 in San Francisco and I was volunteering with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. My role was to host a booth, speak with a...

Cancer Caregivers: It's Time to Take Control

Julie Fleshman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Julie Fleshman

I remember the feeling when my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and I often hear this sentiment when speaking with cancer patients and their loved ones -- there's an overwhelming sense of not having control.

What Do You Do When Your Best Friend Is Dying?

Millie Grenough | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Finally get it that she is in her last days. Sit by her bedside in the sunlight. Gently massage her feet, her pain places. Talk with her son, my godson. Cry some more. Be thankful for so much. Ask her to send me a signal from "the other side."

Pancreatic Cancer Is Actually 4 Different Diseases

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living

A new genomic analysis of over 450 pancreatic tumors reveals that the cancer may be more accurately classified as four different diseases, each with i...

Picking up the Pieces

Julie Fleshman | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Fleshman

I remember my dad tinkering with his wrench to remove the training wheels from my bicycle. "You're ready," he reassured me. As he guided me down ...

This Is Not My Last Battle/Staying Alive

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert Levithan

It turns out that this is a big deal: I'm faced with an enormous challenge. And I'm totally clear: This is not my last battle!

Pancreatic Cancer Deaths Surpass Breast Cancer; It's Time to Wage Hope

Julie Fleshman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Fleshman

Thanks to years of research and advocacy in the breast cancer community, patients have better treatments, earlier detection and screening tools and deaths from the disease are declining.

Pancreatic Cancer Ecosystem and Vitamin D

Anne F. Glauber | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne F. Glauber

A few months ago, I spent time hiking in the woods in Big Sur, mesmerized by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean viewed from the mountain ridges. But ...

Sharing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Information -- A Lifeline

Anne F. Glauber | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne F. Glauber

There are some people who come into your life and feel like a gift. That's how I feel about Dr. Mark Ricigliano, a brilliant scientist and relentless ...

How's a Failed Cholera Vaccine Helping Millions of Children With Autism?

Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD | Posted 07.22.2016 | Science
Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD

Let's start from the beginning. Ever wonder how this whole recent gluten thing started? Cholera and a rock star, of course... well, a scientific roc...

For the Most Lethal Cancer: Find the Best Science

Anne F. Glauber | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne F. Glauber

Staying on top of what is happening in leading scientific research is a lifeline for all pancreatic cancer patients and families. We have the most lethal cancer, and yet only 2 percent of the federal funding is directed to pancreatic cancer research!

'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 huge "S...

Pancreatic Cancer: Hope on the Horizon?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.08.2016 | 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 05.15.2016 | 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 05.11.2016 | 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 05.09.2016 | 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 05.01.2016 | 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.