As long as we're listing...there is also Steve Jobs, who also thought he had a good shot at beating it.
One of my law firm partners just died from pancreatic cancer. The survival rate, even beyond a year, is abysmal. I have gotten very involved - it is two fold why - it's not a "popular" cancer - meaning one that gets a lot of attention, so there is not as much research and funding, and it is one that is hard to detect, because there are few symptoms until it is very advanced. That's why some type of early screening test will be so critical to changing the prognosis of this cancer, and why funding and research are so important. My partner lived almost 3 years with the disease, which was a miracle. But he was trying some new protocol that hasn't been widely accepted yet. And the protocol almost killed him, before the disease ultimately did. He really wanted to see his daughter graduate from high school. Sadly, he didn't make it (she will graduate next June).
Congratulations to Reese Witherspoon and her husband on the birth of their son, Tennessee James. :rollbaby
Reese Witherspoon welcomes son Tennessee James Toth | Omg Goddess - Yahoo! omg!
Congrats TO Reese!!!!!!!!!!
HAPPY BABY DAY TO HER AND HERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!