Pancreatic Cancer Doesn't always look like you think it does.
Trust your intuition. Question everything. Be your own advocate.
At the age of 19, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a disease which years later still only has a 10% survival rate. That revelation subsequently lead to two surgeries (a distal pancreatectomy and partial gastric bypass), a blood transfusion, 25-pound weight loss and deep, emotional turmoil.
The full story of my cancer diagnosis, treatment, recovery and redemption was written (and shared) beautifully by PanCAN — whom I now work for — but now, I'm using my voice and my experience to educate, motivate and inspire others to be their own advocates. Especially women and communities of color.
I’ll be participating in PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, and I'd love if you would join me! Please help me rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today!
This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest, but it can’t take away our determination. Every dollar that you give ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating today, you are supporting vital efforts.
Please support me in the fight today - and pledge to help me on my walk!
Read my personal story of surviving pancreatic cancer: https://www.pancan.org/stories/survivors/diagnosed-at-19-survivor-finds-new-path-career-as-a-pancan-staffer/
Learn more about my advocacy efforts for cancer and health: https://www.missbellagraham.com/cancer-advocacy