OSWEGO – The Oswego County Legislature recognized November 17 as World Pancreatic Cancer Day with a presentation to the Feeney family of Oswego, whose son and brother, Dennis, lost his valiant battle with the disease last year.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer, surpassing breast cancer this year to become the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.
It is estimated that more than 53,000 cases will be diagnosed in 2016 and approximately 80 percent of them will be terminal.
Raising awareness about the disease and the research going into its cause, early detection and effective treatment is vital in promoting good health and well-being.
Pictured from left are Terry Wilbur, District 21; Frank Castiglia Jr., District 25; Committee Vice Chairman James Karasek, District 22; James Feeney; Alice Feeney; Marie C. Schadt, District 19; Heather DelConte, District 18; Margaret Kastler, District 1; Committee Chairman John Proud, District 7; and Morris Sorbello, District 23.