Saturday, November 1, 2008

Every Day Counts!

November is National Pancreatic Cancer Month.

Pancreatic Cancer killed my mother.

Reading that sounds harsh.

Living it was worse.

In fact, October 4th was the one year anniversary of my mom's death. I wanted to post about it, but I wasn't strong enough. My sweet friend, Amy, did for me. I wish they would have been able to meet each other.

Even though I come from a family with a significant history of cancer, except for Michael Landon, I had little knowledge of pancreatic cancer.
I learned about pancreatic cancer the hard way. So did my mom.

This month, I will post facts about pancreatic cancer. Detection of this disease is very difficult and the cancer is rarely found in the initial stages. Even in Phase 1, there is a very low chance of survival.

This must change.

Not So Fun Fact #1:

Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Please visit to learn more about pancreatic cancer and what you can do to help spread awareness.

1 comment:

ABM said...

I wish I could have met your mom too! I remember that last trip before you found out she was sick because we were down there the same weekend and we ended up not getting together and said we would next time. That makes me try to do more things today rather than next time:)