Welcome to Mike's Personal Page
I am Mike Hoyt. I have Pancreatic Cancer. The diagnosis four years ago was a complete surprise to me and my family as my family has no known history of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is a lifetime curse I and fellow patients have to live with. At this point, I expect to be getting chemo the rest of my life just to control the cancer. For most of us, that lifetime is short. I have been fortunate to be around for four years, Since I was initially diagnosed as Stage 4, I have a 9% chance of surviving 5 years.
As you can see, the outlook for pancreatic cancer patients is bleak. Currently, there are many potential treatments for pancreatic cancer that are being studied or could be studied if funded. Pancreatic cancer research is needed to find a cure to this dreaded disease. I'm raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in PurpleStride.
By making a donation to me or my team, you are supporting efforts to double survival for this deadly disease by 2020. Please feel free to join my team as well. I would love to see you there. The event is very positive and uplifting. It is not depressing as you might expect.
Please make a donation today and help me to reach my fundraising goal!