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U.S. Air Force Veteran Reflects on a Different Kind of Mission, Battle
Pancreatic cancer survivor Rich Valdes knew when he was facing the world’s toughest cancers, he had to fight back.
Rich Valdes, 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and four-year
pancreatic cancer survivor Valdes was diagnosed in 2013 and
has experienced multiple treatments and a reoccurrence.
His cancer spread, but thanks to a new chemotherapy
treatment, 17 tumors throughout his body appear to have been
reduced down to four, according to a recent CT scan.
Facing difficult situations is not new to Valdes. He is a veteran
of the U.S. Air Force and is accustomed to difficult missions and challenges.
“After 20 years in the Air Force, pancreatic cancer is just another one of those challenges that you deal with head on,” he said.