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Controversial Ad Campaign In The U.K. Declares "I Wish I Had Breast Cancer" — Find Out Why, HERE!

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The idea behind the U.K.'s new controversial new ad campaign is to raise awareness about how awful pancreatic cancer is. It's awful, it has the lowest survival rate, and it's extremely painful.

The ads want to emphasize these points by having pancreatic cancer patients say they wish they had other cancers.

The campaign comes from Pancreatic Cancer Action, and one of the ads shows a 24-year-old woman saying:

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Charlie Sheen Runs For Charity!

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charlie-sheen-cancer-run.jpgCharlie Sheen plans to run next month for charity!

He's going to run to support the Pancreatic Cancer Research's Dash For Detection challenge.

It's a 3.1 mile charity run that should hopefully raise tons of funds for one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

Sheen tweeted:

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Steve Jobs Went Into Respiratory Arrest

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We're still so sad about Steve Jobs passing away.

The latest news is that he died due to respiratory arrest from complications originating from a pancreatic tumor at 3 pm Wednesday in his home in Palo Alto.

He was also buried in Palo Alto, on Friday.

Steve was only 56.

We wish there was something that could have been done.

Our thoughts are with his family.

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Apple's Steve Jobs Has Died! R.I.P.

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Apple has confirmed the death of their former CEO and mastermind Steve Jobs.

One of the greatest visionaries of our time, the man who revolutionized technology, he had been battling pancreatic cancer since 2004.

Jobs was only 56 years old.

In a statement late Wednesday, Apple said:

"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."

As we type away on our MacBook Pro we are truly devastated by this news.

From the personal computer, to iTunes to the iPhone and more. No single person has impacted modern culture more than Steve Jobs.

His legacy will live on forever!

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Patrick Swayze's Wife Introduces Bill To Increase Funds For Pancreatic Cancer

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Lisa Niemi Swayze, cancer activist and wife of late actor Patrick Swayze, stood on Capitol Hill Tuesday to reintroduce a bill aimed at making federal government research a priority for pancreatic cancer.

She describes the deadly illness as "woefully underfunded", but optimistically thinks "this will be easy to change."

Out of the five major cancers, the chances of beating pancreatic cancer are slim. In fact, she recalls her husband's first reaction to his diagnosis was one dreadful thought: "I am a dead man."

According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the survival rate for pancreatic cancer has remained in the single digits for 40 years.

It's the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and 75% of patients die within the first year of diagnosis.

She spoke on behalf of every life that the disease has ever taken, pleading to legislators:

"It has been mentioned that a lot of these cancers have seen such incredible progress over the last 20 years or so have done so because they have survivors championing their causes. And a pancreatic cancer can't boast that kind of alumni … so it is up to us, friends, loved ones."

So sad, but so inspirational!

We applaud Lisa for speaking on behalf of those whose voices have been taken by pancreatic cancer, including Patrick, who fought the disease in its advanced stages for a stunning 22 months before passing.

Good luck, Lisa! We hope the bill passes and you continue to make a difference in those lives affected by this tragic cancer.

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