Don’t Like: Pancreatic Cancer

March 7, 2008

I’m sure you’ve all heard about Patrick Swayze by now. It really sucks. For those unfamiliar with the disease, it’s basically super cancer. It appears suddenly and takes over before you show any real symptoms. The median survival is as low as 3-6 months after diagnosis, and a good fight is often considered 2 years. Though I should mention there have been some rare cases of fighting it off for 5 years. Even more rare, unfortunately are complete remissions. And the Swayz was given 5 weeks. They caught it late. My grandfather fought cancer on and off for years. He never smoked but worked in a factory as his first career and thus he got lung cancer. Twice. It morphed into other forms and even bone cancer. But it was finally pancreatic that did him in.