WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Health News

MADISON (WMSN) -- Wim Vandenberg is a survivor, times two. He beat testicular cancer as a teen, and more recently beat one of the deadliest forms of cancer - pancreatic cancer.



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

Region: Madison

Location: Elver Park

Mc Kenna Blvd

Madison, WI 53719 US



Website: http://pancan.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=344175



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.

Pancreatic Cancer: One survivor's story

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

Individual genetic differences may affect Ebola survival, study says
Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish.

Genetics, not upbringing, main influencer in a child’s IQ, study says
Can parents make their kids smarter?

Are Japanese mushrooms the cure for HPV?
The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the U.S., affecting more than 70 percent of sexually active adults at some point in their lives.

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot
Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola— chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.

Why breast cancer awareness shouldn’t stop after October
One thing is for sure: My life never stays the same.

Advertise with us!

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 Bones
8:00pm Gracepoint
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Helf Men
11:35pm The Simpsons
12:05am Community


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix