Monthly Archives: September 2014

Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

*credit verbatim via CBSNews.com*

Researchers say they’ve identified a sign of early development of pancreatic cancer, a leading cause of cancer death. And, they add, their discovery might lead one day to a new test to detect the disease in its initial and more treatable stages…

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Does Vitamin D fight pancreatic cancer?

*credit verbatim via U-T news, San Diego*

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla says it might have found a way to fight pancreatic cancer, a usually fatal disease that has killed such people as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and actor Patrick Swayze…

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Jess’ fight with Pancreatic Cancer

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*credit: MYG Events via Facebook*

Jessica (Jess) is 6 years old and lives in Meopham, Kent with her mum Natalie and brother Kieran, aged 7.

Until a few weeks ago Jess was a very happy-go-lucky girl with an amazing zest for life, who had been enjoying her Summer holidays with her family.

After suffering some tummy aches, Natalie took Jess to the GP and days later her family were given the truly devastating news that Jess, in fact, had a tumour. She was then diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer which is extremely rare for a child, especially of her age.

She is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment at The Royal Marsden Hospital where they hope to shrink the tumour enough so that they can operate.

It is absolutely heartbreaking that Jess and her family are having to go through this and we would like to support them in any way we can.

Jess’s happy list includes :

Visiting Father Christmas in Lapland
Swimming with dolphins
Going to Disneyland

Please pray for Jess and help us raise vital funds that will be critical for her and her family in the coming months. The total devastation inflicted on this beautiful family from this cruel disease will be far-reaching and so if you are able to donate, we would be forever grateful.

Let’s not also forget the effect that this will have on Kieran, who is only 7 himself and needs all the love and support we can give him.

Finally – to Natalie and all your family, we are all here for you, please just concentrate on getting that little girl better, and we hope to see you all back home, where you belong, very soon.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, we really appreciate every donation.

Love to you all.

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Please keep up to date with our fundraising events at

www.facebook.com/mygevents.co.uk

Josie and her Dad

It was a day she’ll never forget.

An 11-year-old girl from California walked down the aisle with her dying dad in a tear-jerking ceremony that pronounced the pair “daddy and daughter.”

“It was not easy to do, let me tell you, but I wouldn’t change it for the world,” said Jim Zetz, 62, who has stage-4 pancreatic cancer and is expected to live only a few more months.

“In twenty years, when she really gets married, she’s going to be happy that happened,” he said. (please click on previous sentence for article link)