November 28th, 2007 would have been Brett Bailey’s 39th birthday. Ironically and sadly, this day also marks the one year anniversary of the day Brett was diagnosed with Cancer.
My brother-in-law, Brett lost his battle only 6 months after his diagnosis; however according to statistics,?it was actually a long fight. He left behind a wife and two young sons who are now 5 and 2 years old.
- Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.
- Approximately 33, 730 people will be diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer this year in the?U.S.A?and about 32,000 will die from it
- The 99% mortality rate for pancreatic cancer is the highest of any cancer. Only 4% of patients will survive beyond 5 years.
- The average life expectancy after diagnosis with metastatic disease is just 3-6 months.
- Despite the especially lethal nature of pancreatic cancer, the research spending per pancreatic cancer patient is the lowest of any leading cancer.
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. If you are in the giving spirit this holiday season, or just looking for a good cause, click the link image below to read more and donate to help fight the horrible disease that has taken so many lives.