A good friend of ours was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Of course, we want to be hopeful, but after doing some research, the long-term prognosis of pancreatic cancer is awful. I found a national study of almost 5000 people, and there was literally only 1 person that had survived 13 years later, around 20% survived a year, and even less made it to the five-year mark. I guess I just wanted to know if anyone had any experience or insight to share on pancreatic cancer? On another note, a member of my family is going in for surgery today to remove a tumor. It is unknown at this point if it is cancerous or not, but the doctor said that, "it doesn't look good" and they have already talked to them about chemo, etc.