AMA President Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

From Associated Press:

"As a doctor, Ron Davis knew what it meant when he got a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer earlier this year.

Like most of those diagnosed with the disease, Davis' cancer has spread beyond the pancreas, reducing chances for recovery. Surgery wasn't an option.

"As a physician, I know the survival statistics for someone with stage 4 pancreatic cancer," he said. But if the five-year survival is 5 percent, that's not zero... So, never take away someone's hope."

A CT scan of the abdomen shows an ill-defined mass around the pancreatic head and a dilated pancreatic duct in a patient with pancreatic cancer. Source:

Dr. Ronald M. Davis, M.D., age 52, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 6, 2008.

AMA president speaks of pancreatic cancer struggle. Associated Press.
Fighting spirit: AMNews interviews Ron Davis, MD. AMNews.
The Team Ron Page.

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