Every Cancer Has It’s Month. November is Pancreatic Cancer Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and it is the third-deadliest cancer. According to data released by the American Cancer Society, it will be the second deadliest by 2030.

Sky Foundation has dedicated itself to educate the community on the signs and symptoms and award seed-money grants to scientists and clinicians from coast to coast who are pursuing research of great promise in the areas of early detection, prevention, or treatment.

The best way we have found to educate the community is the constant drumbeat of symptom awareness. That drumbeat gets the loudest in November.

The most common symptoms are:

  • Sudden weight loss
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Back pain
  • Blood clots
  • Depression
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • New onset of diabetes
  • Jaundice

Not everyone gets all of these symptoms. Having a gastroenterologist on your medical team can help. With this cancer, an early diagnosis is the best chance for a successful outcome.

November can be a resounding success if we use this month to learn more about pancreatic cancer.



Sheila Sky Kasselman

Founder and Survivor

Sky Foundation


Shannon F. Crone

President and Spousal Survivor

Sky Foundation

Managing Director

EY Detroit

Note: Sky Foundation’s Annual Celebration during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month is Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. To learn more about the virtual event, visit