(Ascend Healthy) – On Friday, September 18, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost her battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer. The 87-year-old judge was diagnosed with cancer 5 separate times between 1999 and the present, struggling with lung and colon cancers as well. She was most recently diagnosed in early 2020 when doctors discovered lesions on her liver, showing that her pancreatic cancer had metastasized and spread to other organs.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 57,600 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer throughout 2020 and 47,050 people will lose their lives.
As with many other cancers, early detection is critical to successful treatment. Because the symptoms of pancreatic cancer can mimic other disorders, it’s important to pay attention to your body and ask your doctor about persistent symptoms that have not been diagnosed.
Some of the most common symptoms of pancreatic cancer include:
- Abdominal Pain
- Back Pain
Understanding your personal risk factors, knowing your family’s medical history, and seeing your doctor regularly are some of the best, proactive ways for you to protect your health and catch any form of cancer in an early stage.
-Here’s to Your Healthy Ascension!
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