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  • National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Testimonials
    support I am truly bless although my heart is shattered forever I realize you too have felt the pain that cancer leaves behind A pain that continues to strike a new victim each day unfortunately It is hard to put into words so many emotions and such loss My husband was such a wonderful man with so much to offer He touched many lives and was most generous He went to the ER one day and was gone three months later Only 44 year old and otherwise very healthy I struggle in every area of my life now But at least financially the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation has helped me tremendously Your extreme generosity seemed to come straight from heaven You assisted me in paying for my telephone as well as buying food during the holidays especially Thre does not seem to be much aid available these days so I was thrilled to learn all about your foundation and all you do to fight pancreatic cancer It is a painful aggressive and ugly cancer that didn t offer us any hope But thanks to you and the entire foundation at least financially we were blessed beyond imagination Thank you all so very much My entire family remains humble and appreciative for all your help Truly you have made a difference in our lives and I ll never forget May God continue to bless you as you bless others Sincerely Respectfully Rodney Billie Jo McCrary family Dear Rhonda and the members of the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Howard and I want to express our gratitude to you for the financial assistance you provided for us It meant so much to both of us It has been a long and difficult year for Howard as he battled his cancer and your more than generous help came at the right time Howard and I feel blessed that he has been able to survive one of the most deadliest forms of cancer He did find out that he is now finished with his chemo treatments and can now concentrate on getting well However his still has a way to go yet Recently he had a CT scan that showed a lesion on his liver So we now have to wait for the results of a liver biopsy to find out what his next treatment will be Hopefully all will be well and Howard can concentrate on being in remission It is because of the NPCF that we had relief from financial burdens even if only for a little while Someday I wish to be able to pay it forward and give back to you so that you can continue to assist others as you have helped us You and your foundation are a God sent Thank you so very much for all that you have done for Howard and I Sincerely Howard and Laura Kohtz Upcoming Events May 2016 M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2

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  • Support and Wellness - National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
    Girls Lacrosse Fundraiser Submit an Event Ongoing Fundraisers Rouhi Music Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Sponsors Partners Donations in Honor Tributes Home About NPCF Our Story Shop Contact Staff NPCF Photo Gallery About PC Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms of PC Memorials Treatments Imaging Tests Survival Rates with Pancreatic Cancer Programs Early Detection Research Educational Awareness Financial Resources Testimonials Support Wellness Health and Wellness Care Pages Support Groups Stories of HOPE Donate

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  • Pancreatic Cancer | Health and Wellness
    begin with the contents and size of the healthy diet that is going to be adopted A balanced diet is essential for recovering addicts or people building their strength after illness as it ensures the body gets all of the nutrients needed allowing cravings to be quelled much more easily and building strength and a better immune system for everyone involved Ideally there should be plenty of fruits vegetables and starchy foods such as wholegrain pasta or rice as these are good for both nutrients and energy for the body The diet should also include some meat and fish for protein as well as some dairy products however these foods should be consumed in lesser numbers than the previous examples Finally there should be a small amount of foods high in fat and sugar these however should be eaten minimally where possible A diet such as this should be scaled in portion size for the amount of exercise being done by the person eating it Research has shown following this ratio of food intake can lower the risk of serious illnesses and conditions from the common cold to numerous types of cancer as it allows the body to have a much stronger defence system against these invasions This is essential for people recovering from long term illness or overcoming an addiction as their bodies will often be weak against disease so rebuilding this immune system is essential for the human body to function at its full potential Image http upload wikimedia org wikipedia commons 7 7b Eatwell Plate png The next step after sorting a healthy balanced diet is to decide on the amount of daily exercise that should be aimed for After a period of long term illness it could be dangerous to jump straight into a serious exercise regime so it is essential to seek professional help usually from a doctor as to what they believe your body can handle Sometimes the best starting point for this exercise can be to walk to local places rather than drive or to take the stairs rather than an elevator This can then be built upon as time goes by building body strength over a period of time to allow the body to adapt and recover successfully Allowing the body to recover and work to its full potential after a period of illness or addiction can be a tough change to make However once the effects of the diet and exercise begin to be felt it can boost confidence body strength and immunity to sickness to an excellent standard allowing the body to function to its full potential This feeling can make up for the initial effort allowing the person to grow into a new lifestyle and get their life fully back on track Upcoming Events Mar 2016 M T W T F S S 29 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

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  • Pancreatic Cancer | Health and Wellness
    contents and size of the healthy diet that is going to be adopted A balanced diet is essential for recovering addicts or people building their strength after illness as it ensures the body gets all of the nutrients needed allowing cravings to be quelled much more easily and building strength and a better immune system for everyone involved Ideally there should be plenty of fruits vegetables and starchy foods such as wholegrain pasta or rice as these are good for both nutrients and energy for the body The diet should also include some meat and fish for protein as well as some dairy products however these foods should be consumed in lesser numbers than the previous examples Finally there should be a small amount of foods high in fat and sugar these however should be eaten minimally where possible A diet such as this should be scaled in portion size for the amount of exercise being done by the person eating it Research has shown following this ratio of food intake can lower the risk of serious illnesses and conditions from the common cold to numerous types of cancer as it allows the body to have a much stronger defence system against these invasions This is essential for people recovering from long term illness or overcoming an addiction as their bodies will often be weak against disease so rebuilding this immune system is essential for the human body to function at its full potential Image http upload wikimedia org wikipedia commons 7 7b Eatwell Plate png The next step after sorting a healthy balanced diet is to decide on the amount of daily exercise that should be aimed for After a period of long term illness it could be dangerous to jump straight into a serious exercise regime so it is essential to seek professional help usually from a doctor as to what they believe your body can handle Sometimes the best starting point for this exercise can be to walk to local places rather than drive or to take the stairs rather than an elevator This can then be built upon as time goes by building body strength over a period of time to allow the body to adapt and recover successfully Allowing the body to recover and work to its full potential after a period of illness or addiction can be a tough change to make However once the effects of the diet and exercise begin to be felt it can boost confidence body strength and immunity to sickness to an excellent standard allowing the body to function to its full potential This feeling can make up for the initial effort allowing the person to grow into a new lifestyle and get their life fully back on track Upcoming Events May 2016 M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

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  • Pancreatic Cancer | Carepages.com
    T W T F S S 29 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 Connect with NPCF on Facebook National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Few survive more than five years after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer so medical researchers are eager to find ways to diagnose and treat it sooner A new study suggests the presence of certain mouth bacteria could help identify those at higher risk for the disease Five previous studies showed that gum disease bleeding swollen gums and a greater number of missing teeth are associated with an increase in pancreatic cancer said the study s senior investigator epidemiologist Jiyoung Ahn It seemed odd How can we explain for that we wondered So we came up with our hypothesis about oral bacteria Ahn an associate director of population science at NYU Langone Medical Center s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center told CBS News The microbiome of the mouth is vast she noted containing anywhere from 600 to 700 different species of bacteria and there s a lot of variation between people The researchers had access to mouth bacteria samples from 140 000 healthy individuals that had been collected by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society for larger longer term cancer risk studies The participants were followed for ten years and over that timeframe 361 developed pancreatic cancer So we compared the 361 mouthwash samples to 371 people who did not get pancreatic cancer and we figured out which bacteria were associated with an increased risk for pancreatic cancer said Ahn They found that two oral bacteria were elevated in the pancreatic cancer patients Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans People who carried Porphyromonas gingivalis had an overall 59 percent greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer and those who carried Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans were at least 50 percent more likely overall to develop the disease Both types of bacteria have been linked to periodontitis a serious gum infection This is the first study showing oral bacteria from the mouth is related to subsequent pancreatic cancer This is just an association though We can t definitely say this causes it We need to be cautious said Ahn More www cbsnews com news mouth bacteria may hold clues to pancreatic cancer risk See More See Less 5 days ago National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Pancreatic cancer is on track to become the second leading cause of cancer related deaths by 2020 These statistics are due in part to pancreatic cancer s resistance to most targeted cancer therapies Working with pancreatic cancer cells researchers have now found a mechanism that could be responsible for the cancer s resistance to at least one targeted approach If the results hold true in animal models and eventually clinical trials the approach could help researchers develop more effective combination therapies and breathe new life into forgotten and failed

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  • Pancreatic Cancer | Carepages.com
    F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 Connect with NPCF on Facebook National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Few survive more than five years after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer so medical researchers are eager to find ways to diagnose and treat it sooner A new study suggests the presence of certain mouth bacteria could help identify those at higher risk for the disease Five previous studies showed that gum disease bleeding swollen gums and a greater number of missing teeth are associated with an increase in pancreatic cancer said the study s senior investigator epidemiologist Jiyoung Ahn It seemed odd How can we explain for that we wondered So we came up with our hypothesis about oral bacteria Ahn an associate director of population science at NYU Langone Medical Center s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center told CBS News The microbiome of the mouth is vast she noted containing anywhere from 600 to 700 different species of bacteria and there s a lot of variation between people The researchers had access to mouth bacteria samples from 140 000 healthy individuals that had been collected by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society for larger longer term cancer risk studies The participants were followed for ten years and over that timeframe 361 developed pancreatic cancer So we compared the 361 mouthwash samples to 371 people who did not get pancreatic cancer and we figured out which bacteria were associated with an increased risk for pancreatic cancer said Ahn They found that two oral bacteria were elevated in the pancreatic cancer patients Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans People who carried Porphyromonas gingivalis had an overall 59 percent greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer and those who carried Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans were at least 50 percent more likely overall to develop the disease Both types of bacteria have been linked to periodontitis a serious gum infection This is the first study showing oral bacteria from the mouth is related to subsequent pancreatic cancer This is just an association though We can t definitely say this causes it We need to be cautious said Ahn More www cbsnews com news mouth bacteria may hold clues to pancreatic cancer risk See More See Less 5 days ago National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Pancreatic cancer is on track to become the second leading cause of cancer related deaths by 2020 These statistics are due in part to pancreatic cancer s resistance to most targeted cancer therapies Working with pancreatic cancer cells researchers have now found a mechanism that could be responsible for the cancer s resistance to at least one targeted approach If the results hold true in animal models and eventually clinical trials the approach could help researchers develop more effective combination therapies and breathe new life

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  • Pancreatic Cancer Support Groups
    and young adults Older people as well can often experience a greater degree of comfort ability and a sense of belonging when experiencing support in the presence and with the support of others facing identical issues with Pancreatic Cancer NPCF has created a Yahoo Group for those who are seeking support from others who are also afflicted and affected by pancreatic cancer This group is open to patients family friends Please click on the Join Now button below to be directed to our new Yahoo Group Upcoming Events Mar 2016 M T W T F S S 29 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 Connect with NPCF on Facebook National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Few survive more than five years after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer so medical researchers are eager to find ways to diagnose and treat it sooner A new study suggests the presence of certain mouth bacteria could help identify those at higher risk for the disease Five previous studies showed that gum disease bleeding swollen gums and a greater number of missing teeth are associated with an increase in pancreatic cancer said the study s senior investigator epidemiologist Jiyoung Ahn It seemed odd How can we explain for that we wondered So we came up with our hypothesis about oral bacteria Ahn an associate director of population science at NYU Langone Medical Center s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center told CBS News The microbiome of the mouth is vast she noted containing anywhere from 600 to 700 different species of bacteria and there s a lot of variation between people The researchers had access to mouth bacteria samples from 140 000 healthy individuals that had been collected by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society for larger longer term cancer risk studies The participants were followed for ten years and over that timeframe 361 developed pancreatic cancer So we compared the 361 mouthwash samples to 371 people who did not get pancreatic cancer and we figured out which bacteria were associated with an increased risk for pancreatic cancer said Ahn They found that two oral bacteria were elevated in the pancreatic cancer patients Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans People who carried Porphyromonas gingivalis had an overall 59 percent greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer and those who carried Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans were at least 50 percent more likely overall to develop the disease Both types of bacteria have been linked to periodontitis a serious gum infection This is the first study showing oral bacteria from the mouth is related to subsequent pancreatic cancer This is just an association though We can t definitely say this causes it We need to be cautious said Ahn More www cbsnews com news mouth bacteria may hold clues to pancreatic cancer risk See More See Less 5 days ago National Pancreatic

    Original URL path: http://www.npcf.us/core-programs/support-and-wellness/health-and-wellness/patient-advocacy/?ajaxCalendar=1&mo=3&yr=2016 (2016-04-26)
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  • Pancreatic Cancer Support Groups
    people as well can often experience a greater degree of comfort ability and a sense of belonging when experiencing support in the presence and with the support of others facing identical issues with Pancreatic Cancer NPCF has created a Yahoo Group for those who are seeking support from others who are also afflicted and affected by pancreatic cancer This group is open to patients family friends Please click on the Join Now button below to be directed to our new Yahoo Group Upcoming Events May 2016 M T W T F S S 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 Connect with NPCF on Facebook National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Few survive more than five years after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer so medical researchers are eager to find ways to diagnose and treat it sooner A new study suggests the presence of certain mouth bacteria could help identify those at higher risk for the disease Five previous studies showed that gum disease bleeding swollen gums and a greater number of missing teeth are associated with an increase in pancreatic cancer said the study s senior investigator epidemiologist Jiyoung Ahn It seemed odd How can we explain for that we wondered So we came up with our hypothesis about oral bacteria Ahn an associate director of population science at NYU Langone Medical Center s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center told CBS News The microbiome of the mouth is vast she noted containing anywhere from 600 to 700 different species of bacteria and there s a lot of variation between people The researchers had access to mouth bacteria samples from 140 000 healthy individuals that had been collected by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society for larger longer term cancer risk studies The participants were followed for ten years and over that timeframe 361 developed pancreatic cancer So we compared the 361 mouthwash samples to 371 people who did not get pancreatic cancer and we figured out which bacteria were associated with an increased risk for pancreatic cancer said Ahn They found that two oral bacteria were elevated in the pancreatic cancer patients Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans People who carried Porphyromonas gingivalis had an overall 59 percent greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer and those who carried Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans were at least 50 percent more likely overall to develop the disease Both types of bacteria have been linked to periodontitis a serious gum infection This is the first study showing oral bacteria from the mouth is related to subsequent pancreatic cancer This is just an association though We can t definitely say this causes it We need to be cautious said Ahn More www cbsnews com news mouth bacteria may hold clues to pancreatic cancer risk See More See Less 5 days

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