Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November Is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

I hate cancer. I really do. I can't tell you how many times in the year and 4 months since my mom died I have cried for people who are battling this disease. Any cancer sucks. But Pancreatic Cancer holds a special place in my "I hate cancer" arsenal. I could put all the facts down here, but I won't. I could tell you my story about my how my mom and her dad both died of Pancreatic Cancer within weeks of being diagnosed. I could tell you how horrible it makes you feel to watch a loved one die. But I won't. I won't bore you.

Instead, I will send you here, and here. Meg's page has a place for donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Research fund. Donate.

Sara's page gives the facts about Pancreatic Cancer. You can donate there, too.

Odds are not good for me, or my siblings. With such a strong family occurrence, there's a good chance one or more of us will get it. And we'll most likely die from it unless money can be raised to help with early detection methods.

Just remember all the people that have died from Pancreatic Cancer this month. It's a staggering number.

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Kelli said...

Cancer sucks!

nikkipicky said...

It really Does!! I wondered if Patrick Swayze had earlier detection and that is why he lived so much longer?

Wish they could find ways to detect all cancers earlier. Stupid Sucky Disease

Shar said...

Seriously, cancer sucks. I'm still sorry about your mom.

Sara said...

I had no idea that your grandfather also died of this disease. I'm sorry. I remember when my mom was diagnosed we were told there "may" be a genetic link. I hope that one day soon, those of us with a family history will be able to get scans at an early age.