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Why Pancreatic Cancer is Such a Killer, and What’s Being Done About It

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Mike Levine said he felt fine in June 2015, when he was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The lifelong athlete and retired aerospace industry salesman from Carlsbad, California, told CBS News, “I had a couple of unusual symptoms I hadn’t previously noticed, so I went to see my doctor.”

His urine was a little darker than normal and his stool was slightly discolored — chalky-colored and oily. A routine urine test came back normal but a blood test for liver function was elevated. His doctor still wasn’t worried.

“He said it could be a number of things,” said Levine  possibly gallstones or hepatitis. Read more . . .

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