Nota del editor: Durante el mes de la herencia hispana, que corre desde el 19 de Septiembre hasta el 15 de Octubre, estamos destacando nuestros servicios gratuitos y recursos que proveemos en español a pacientes con cáncer de páncreas y sus familias.
Editor’s note: In honor of Physician Assistant’s Week (Oct. 6-12), we bring you the story of Brittany Holloway. She’s a PanCAN volunteer leader from our Columbus, Ohio Affiliate. Inspired by the extraordinary physician assistant who cared for her mom throughout her pancreatic cancer journey, Brittany is studying to become a physician assistant.
It’s been 10 years since legendary Apple Inc., Co-founder Steve Jobs passed away at only 56 years old after battling pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, a rare form of
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (or PNETs) account for only 7% of all pancreatic cancer tumors and tend to grow slower than exocrine tumors, the most common type of pancreas tumors. Jobs survived eight years before dying of the disease on Oct. 5, 2011.
It’s been 14 years since Ross Schwartz of Costa Mesa, Calif., lost his mom, Robin Joy Schwartz, to pancreatic cancer. He was only 11 years old at the time. After feeling a tugging at his heart to get involved, Ross connected with several members of the PanCAN Orange County Affiliate of volunteers.
Jamie Foltz, who lost her mother to pancreatic cancer, spoke with two longtime PanCAN supporters, both pancreatic cancer survivors, Roberta Luna, Orange County Affiliate and Matt Wilson, Delaware Affiliate on the subject.