Charles Neville, the saxophonist in New Orleans’s most celebrated band, the Neville Brothers, died on Friday at his home in Huntington, Mass. He was 79. His family announced his death, of pancreatic cancer.
The Neville Brothers: an American R&B/soul/funk group, formed in 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Pancreatic cancer: According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 7%. These low survival rates are attributable to the fact that fewer than 20% of patients’ tumors are confined to the pancreas at the time of diagnosis; in most cases, the malignancy has already progressed to the point where surgical removal is impossible.
Charles Neville, "Horn Man", December 28, 1938-April 26, 2018
Q. Why not just coast on out into retirement, suppressing diseases with medication that make people even sicker, and not determining all of the determinants of health (=financial,social, emotional, environmental, etc.)?
A. Carliss Davis and many others like her, including my own family members and friends diagnosed with and dying or dead from preventable chronic diseases have had enough and deserve transparency, risk assessment, and disease eradication.
Carlie: I promise you that I am dedicated to prevention, public health, and facilitating the wellness of everyone that I meet, including you.
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Some Pancreatic Cancer Facts:
Pancreatic cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, and is anticipated to become the second by 2020. Only 6 percent of Americans diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive more than five years. An estimated 73 percent of Americans will die within the first year of diagnosis.
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