Local organization wants people to watch for potential warning signs of pancreatic cancer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Around 57,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year.

Another 47,000 will lose their battles.

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month, but the Charlotte Pancreatic Cancer Alliance wants the conversation to be a yearlong discussion.

The nonprofit’s co-founder, Grace Lynch, said with Congressman John Lewis and “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek waging very public battles against the disease, she’s hoping people will take the time to pay attention to their bodies and watch for potential warning signs.

>>In the video of the top of the page, Channel 9′s Damany Lewis speaks with Lynch to discuss what her organization is doing to bring awareness to the disease and how you can get involved.

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Damany Lewis is an anchor and reporter for Channel 9.