ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A Columbia, Illinois woman whose father died of pancreatic cancer is working to promote early testing during this National Pancreatic Cancer Month.
Mary Elizabeth Beary lost her father, Thomas Joseph Beary in May of 2008. He was 64.
Beary says her father had been suffering from stomach pains for six months but was misdiagnosed. When he finally underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he lived only three more months.