The American Cancer Society estimates that this year alone, more than 50,00 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Unfortunately, this type of cancer has the lowest five-year survival rate of any major cancer at just 8-percent.
In fact, it’s the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.
Experts estimate more people will die from pancreatic cancer this year than breast cancer.
But many throughout the world are working to raise awareness and money for a cure of this deadly disease.
Kim Spelman is one of those people. She is the Savannah Community Advocate for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network- an organizatoin working to advance research, support patients, and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
She joins us at the table to share her personal journey with the disease.
For a look at Kim’s story, click here: