My friend passed away last week but it was not a peaceful death. She was in a lot of pain for weeks and it was worse and worse as the last days approached. I would say, she was only at peace 10 minutes before she passed away. A very difficult thing to watch and be a part of but we did what we could to help ease her transition with acupressure points, soft talk and encouraging her to let go. It was a difficult task.
My dear friend was the fourth person in my personal life who passed away from pancreatic cancer. Most recently, my own aunt in Australia. All four of these people were smokers (one had stopped years before but not before the damage was done).
While I was in Missouri, I found an article by Johns Hopkins University Pathology explaining how our DNA can mutate and give us pancreatic cancer. It also explains what the risk factors of damaging our DNA are. Number one...you guessed it...SMOKING!
Please take a read of the article and pass it onto the smokers in your life. Especially if they have family members who have had pancreatic cancer.