Pancreatic Cancer Survival Remains Poor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Considering all the progress made in cancer screening and treatment, here’s a sobering fact: People with one form of the disease live, on average, just three to six months after diagnosis.

FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean introduces us to a woman who’s lived much longer with pancreatic cancer.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.  A benefit for the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network will be held with the Missouri Mavericks’ hockey game on Saturday, November 17, at 7 p.m. at the Independence Events Center.  To purchase the tickets for $25, go to www.pancan.org/kansas city.  If you have questions, e-mail cgarrett@pancanvolunteer.org

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