SOX - Stephen Goldberg, 83, pancreatic cancer, Marblehead, MA 08-22-18

WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
Wednesday, August 22nd
Stephen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last April after experiencing abdominal discomfort following a trip to Florida.

He came to Dana-Farber for his treatment, which included a whipple surgery, in which part of his pancreas was removed, followed by 16 weeks of chemotherapy.

Stephen considers himself incredibly lucky that his disease was caught relatively early. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is only 7%. When pancreatic cancer is detected early, the survival percentages increase dramatically. 

Stephen also can’t say enough about his care team at Dana-Farber which included his surgeon, Dr. Clancy, his nurse, Kathleen Boyle, and his oncologist, Dr. Nadine McCleary.  

Sadly, this was not the first experience with cancer for Stephen and his family. He lost his daughter to leukemia in the 1970s. At that time, the survival rate for childhood leukemia was about 20%. Today it is over 80% thanks to advances in science and investments in research.

Stephen lives with his wife of 53 years in Marblehead. He is retired now and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.

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Progress that's why we raise funds and I we did today was radio telethon that's. It appears that number by the way to make a donation 1877738123. Format where you are listening tonight. You can do it over the phone if you're not able to do on the phone you can do on line it should be fun done or did he wanted to text and from five dollar donation. It's Kate cancer 20222. You concede. Patients and survivors like Stephen Colbert Rubin helped out by your donations in the past him. And other patients will be helped out by your donations now. 22 delivery. Next strike threw. For Reagan just say. Training that I work. Sounds. He has raised itself hasn't gotten no rights commitments challenge. He himself has raised a 150000. Dollars but it will be fun. It is. Great to see you great teachers who were. Here. So that it's here in three years old still a pleasure to play continued good health. Stephen Colbert. Take a time out it's 21 Cleveland middle before Johnson's star market WEEI. 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