Michael Landon USA Television Celebrity Deaths classic television Cancer 6/10/24 Michael Landon USA

‘Little House on the Prairie’ star Michael Landon didn’t monitor health before fatal cancer battle, daughter reveals: ‘I blew it’

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) largest annual fundraiser, PanCAN PurpleStride. For the third year in a row, PurpleStride took place nationwide across nearly 60 cities, uniting survivors, loved ones and supporters.According to PanCAN, pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.

It has a five-year survival rate of 13%. It noted that there’s no standard early detection test and few effective treatment options.“Pancreatic cancer does carry a hereditary aspect to it,” said Landon Matthews. “For other people out there who’ve had family members with pancreatic cancer, there are some pre-screening tests that can be done now.

And [my family] has all taken the blood test. . . . Our brother Chris, in his early 40s, was diagnosed with kidney cancer. That came as a big surprise.

And thank God he survived that. He gets tested regularly. But you need to be proactive about your health and not put it off.”Landon walked his daughter down the aisle on September 2, 1990.

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