Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all majorcancers, at just 9%. This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest,but it can’t take away our determination.
I recently had a “Whipple” for an ampullory adenoma, which is an incredibly rare and falls under the umbrella of pancreatic cancers due to its proximity to the pancreas and because the treatment is the same. The Whipple is a life-saving, but massively complex and risky surgery that removes the head of the pancreas, the gallbladder, part of the stomach and pyloric valve, and the duodenum (first part of the lower intestines)…then a new digestive system is rebuilt!
Our team has stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer.Will you help us rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?
Every dollar that you donate ensures that the Pancreatic CancerAction Network can continue working to create better outcomes for pancreaticcancer patients and their families. By donating to our team, you are supportingvital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.
Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join us in the fight today.