Tag: #cancertreatment

Stories of Survival and Hope: World Cancer Survivor Day

Pancreatic cancer has a devastatingly low five-year survival rate of only 8%. Cancer Survivor’s Day is June 4th, 2017. Please join Project Purple in celebrating the lives of those who are pancreatic cancer survivors.  Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Kevin King  Kevin King first learned he had pancreatic cancer in 2013. Since then, the love and support… Read more »

Stories of Inspiration: Cancer Survivor’s Day

June 4th, 2017 is ‘Cancer Survivor’s Day’.  While the rate of survival is increasing for most cancers, the 5-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer remains at an abysmally low 8%.  Even though pancreatic cancer continues to be a deadly diagnosis for most who have it, some people do survive this illness. This week, as Cancer Survivor’s… Read more »

Jessica Kalisch Running NYCM for Mom

Not many people are lucky enough to have the close mother-daughter relationship Marcia and Jessica Kalisch shared.  Marcia provided Jessica with endless encouragement throughout her life.  Even when Jessica started running, her mom was always there serving as her crew and cheerleader.  Jessica will commemorate her mother’s life by running for Project Purple this fall at… Read more »

Michael Rice: Mom’s Battle Inspires Marathon Run

So many times, Project Purple athletes are running in honor of someone who has passed away from pancreatic cancer. Last year, Michael Rice ran the Twin Cities Marathon in honor of his mom, Barbara Phelps. Barbara, who is battling pancreatic cancer, was healthy enough to watch Michael cross the finish line. Now Michael is training for… Read more »

Coping with Hair Loss from Chemo

When many cancer patients learn they must undergo chemotherapy, often one of the first things they wonder is, “Will I lose my hair?” Many, but not all, chemotherapy drugs cause hair thinning or hair loss. While some patients lose only the hair on their heads, other  patients lose eyelashes, eyebrows, leg hair, and so on…. Read more »