November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Thanks for your work raising awareness. It’s grim, yet getting the word out can encourage actions that lead to change.

Joseph A. Pinto

I could easily give you the statistics about pancreatic cancer. Face value, they’re pretty grim. For all stages of pancreatic cancer, the five-year survival rate falls between 5 and 6%. There is still no early testing… and no cure, unless you’re among the less than 20% eligible for surgery to have it removed only in its earliest stages and even then, there’s no certainty. What’s more, there is hardly any federal funding.

I won’t persist with the stats, though. I never put much stock in them anyway; my dad sure as hell didn’t. One thing that’s for sure, he never lived his life based by the numbers.

Instead, I’m going to tell you a story, in more ways than one.

This November is pancreatic cancer awareness month. I’d like to share with you my father’s courageous fight – chapters, if you will, spanning several blog posts. Perhaps you’re much…

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I write speculative fiction, science fiction, horror, fantasy, cross-genre, unclassified, non-fiction, scripts, poetry and dreams. I'm branching out into multimedia projects. My Vampire Madam series is available on Amazon. The first episode is Animals of London. My work has appeared in anthologies, literary journals, newspapers and on websites under a trio of pen names. I made my first sale to the Pan Book of Horror: Dark Voices series.

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2 comments on “November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  1. Joseph Pinto says:

    Thank you for all your support, Bat!! Much appreciated. I’ll be doing a lot of work in the next few weeks for November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month! Hope you’ll tune me in 🙂


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