UNDERSTANDING PANCREATIC CANCER

Guests:  Sharon Weber, MD, UW Health surgeon;  Tammy Andries and Kelly Pankratz, pancreatic cancer survivors…

Considered rare, cases of pancreatic cancer are rising, even though the leading known risk factor – cigarette smoking – has been declining. It is one of the deadliest forms of cancer because symptoms almost never develop until the disease is advanced and incurable.

On this program, Dr. Sharon Weber, takes us through the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options available today for pancreatic cancer. Progress has been made as is evident in two survivors of pancreatic cancer who join Dr. Weber.

Listen to the personal stories of Tammy Andries, diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer 13 years ago, and Kelly Pankratz, a recent survivor diagnosed in April of 2018.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. For more information, go to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.org.