A week ago the Queen of Soul underwent surgery for an undisclosed illness and now sources are reporting that she is suffering from incurable pancreatic cancer.
Bill Hicks died of pancreatic cancer aged just 32, but the controversial comedian left his stamp on the world and has since become a cult legend.
Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson has died aged 48. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several months previously.
Researchers reported on Monday that individuals who consume two or more soft drinks per week have a higher chance of developing deadly pancreatic cancer
The actor died at his home in Los Angeles after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Luciano Pavarotti succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2007. Click here to find out more about the opera legend’s struggles and achievements.
Patrick Swayze, the hunk from ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Point Break’, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008. Despite aggressive initial treatment – including surgery and chemotherapy – the actor lost his battle on September 14, 2009.
Nargis Dutt was widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of Hindi cinema. Dutt passed away in 1981 after a tough battle against pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is a particularly aggressive type of cancer that occurs in the body’s pancreas – a part of the endocrine system and the digestive system. One statistic suggests that only five percent of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are alive five years later. Why is it so aggressive?