Category: Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

How to Take the Pledge to End Pancreatic Cancer

Project Purple is asking you to ‘Take the Pledge to End Pancreatic Cancer’! The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer has slowly inched its way up to 9%. It is thrilling to make progress in the battle against this deadly disease, but we know we need to do much more to save lives. We are… Read more »

Fighting Cancer: A Nightmare of Debt

No one should have to worry about going into debt while fighting for their life. Unfortunately, when a patient has cancer, they will endure difficult and extremely costly treatments.  Recent research has shown that half of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck and cannot afford to pay an unexpected bill of only $400.  A cancer diagnosis would quickly cause… Read more »

Tara Petta’s Powerful and Amazing Story of Hope

In 2014, Tara Petta’s worst fears came true when she was diagnosed with cancer. To make matters even worse, it happened to be the most deadly form of cancer: pancreatic.  “Getting cancer was always a huge fear of mine,” Tara Petta says. “If someone was complaining about something, I would tell them ‘Put it into… Read more »

Pancreatic Cancer Risks: What You Need to Know

  When people learn I had pancreatic cancer, one of the first questions they ask is, “What caused it?” I know what they are really wondering is, “Am I at risk for getting this awful cancer?” and “What can I do to prevent myself from getting it?” With a 5-year survival rate of only 6%, pancreatic… Read more »

Mary Opsahl Loses Daughter, Gina, to PC

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. It is not the order of life. It is not how things are supposed to work. Parents should never have to experience this unbearable pain. Whether the child is four years old or forty, it makes little difference to the mother and father who suffer the loss…. Read more »