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Pancreatic cancer: Killer disease, shameful lack of research dollars
Los Angeles Times

Like so many in her predicament, with bodies ravaged by a killer disease they don’t yet know they have, Donna Spelman ignored the signs.

The stomach cramps were symptoms of a broken heart, she thought, the stabbing pains of loss from burying her husband of 42 years mere months before.

It was just after New Year’s 2009 that Spelman finally sought emergency room treatment for the pain.