Tag Archives: pancreatic cancer

Steve Jobs, Swayze and Landon’s Cancer Deaths Avoidable?

Updated: 2/17/2019, Marc Woodard Florida a popular place to retire – with the second highest state cancer cases nation wide. Years ago I  was motivated to learn more about Pancreatic Cancer after hearing of Patrick Swayze’s diagnosis. Eighteen years earlier I recalled how shocked I was to hear about Michael Landon’s death from the same type of cancer in 1991.  And Steve Jobs in 2011.  I thought “what a loss of such talented and productive people.” These events highlighted the insidious nature of cancer in general.  But especially brought national attention to pancreatic cancer. I (more…)

Pancreatic Cancer Statistics and Recommendations

Oregon Coast The pancreas is a long flat gland behind the abdomen and stomach.  Its function is to aid in digestion and blood sugar (glucose) regulation through enzyme and hormone production.   Once your body is diagnosed, or riddled with pancreatic cancer, the 5-Year survival life expectancy is dismal.  But hope in response to cancer treatment can give a possibility of a longer life.  This hope is greatly dependent on if the tumor can be reduced (more…)