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)

How to make your coffee truly healthy

While any coffee will provide some healthy payoffs, you need to pick the right roast, storage strategy, and brew method if you want joe with mojo. Here’s your step-by-step guide to making your coffee its healthiest.


Infertility: Not just a problem for women

Are you having problems getting pregnant? You may be doing all you can to increase your odds, but part – or all – of your struggle with infertility might be to blame on your guy.


How to treat and prevent jock itch

Jock itch can be an irritating—and embarrassing—problem for men. Learn how to treat it


13-1/2 pound boy born at southeastern Pennsylvania hospital

A woman has given birth to a more than 13-pound baby at a southeastern Pennsylvania hospital.


5 budget-friendly ways to get healthy

In the quest to stay healthy and happy, nothing is free: $350 to fill a cavity, $120 for a monthly gym membership, $30 for a yoga class. But you don't need to go broke just to be at your best. The key to paying less? Asking for it.


Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

11:00am FOX 47 Movie: "Mod Squad"
1:00pm FOX 47 Movie: "Secretariat"
3:30pm Paid Program
4:00pm FOX 47 Movie: "The Proposal"
6:00pm Bob's Burgers
6:30pm American Dad
7:00pm The Simpsons
7:30pm Family Guy
8:00pm COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm The Big Bang Theory
10:05pm The Big Bang Theory
10:35pm The Simpsons
11:05pm The Simpsons


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix