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November Proclaimed Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in Clark

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From left, Elizabeth Cohen, Lee Cohen, Todd Cohen, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Linda Reiner Cohen. Credits: Susan Roselli Bonnell
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CLARK, NJ - Mayor Sal Bonaccorso issued a proclamation declaring the month of November as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in the Township of Clark. The proclamation was read during Monday night’s town council meeting and presented to Todd Cohen, a representative of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org). 

Cohen is a Clark native who lost his father to the disease in 2002. He was joined at the podium by his mother, Linda Reiner Cohen, brother Lee Cohen and niece, Elizabeth Cohen.

Pancreatic cancer is now the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and it is expected to reach the number two spot by 2020.  

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“If you don’t know anyone with pancreatic cancer, sadly you probably will soon. Pancreatic cancer is on the rise,” said Todd Cohen. 

With a five year survival rate of just 6 percent, many diagnosed with the disease are presented with a mere five to eight month life expectancy. 

More information about pancreatic cancer and the efforts of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can be found at www.pancan.org.

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