FOX 47 - Health News
More than a year ago, he headed to the doctor complaining of severe back pain and indigestion.
Tests confirmed he had pancreatic cancer.
Morre than 43,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every year. Ninety-four percent die within 5 years, often because pancreatic cancer can be difficult to diagnose.
Wim had surgery to remove his stomach and many digestive organs, followed by seven months of chemotherapy, and so far he is winning the fight against the disease.
Wim and his wife are advocates for pancreatic cancer survival. They traveled to Washington D.C. this year, to raise awareness and call for more funding and research.
To help the cause - you can attend the following fundraiser -
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's PurpleStride Madison 2010
Starts: Sunday September 19, 2010 at 08:00AM
Ends: Sunday September 19, 2010 at 01:00PM
Event Type: Fundraiser
Location: Elver Park
Mc Kenna Blvd
Madison, WI 53719 US
Organization: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Please join the Madison Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at PurpleStride Madison a 2-mile fun run and 5-mile timed run/walk!
Register online by September 7 to guarantee a T-shirt in your size
Come enjoy: - An opening ceremony and closing awards ceremony - Childrens’ activities - Food and drinks
Meet others who are just as passionate about finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|New cataract surgery eliminates need for glasses|
Cataracts, a natural part of aging, will affect everyone at some point, but surgery can help treat the condition.
|4 surprising tricks to beat pain|
You’ve slammed your finger in the door (ouch!), and in that first minute, well, you pretty much think you’re going to die.
|Connecticut teen who fought chemotherapy treatment home from hospital|
A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December.
|FDA enforces new drug safety labeling system for pregnant women|
A new labeling system for prescription drugs will take effect in June, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), marking a radical change in the information available to doctors when prescribing medications to pregnant patients. When you look at the vast amount of chronic medical conditions women deal with today -- from depression […]
The post FDA enforces new drug safety labeling system for pregnant women appeared first on Womens Health AskDrManny.
|US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth|
The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm Hell's Kitchen
8:00pm New Girl
8:30pm Weird Loners
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Half Men
11:35pm The Simpsons