LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and a Louisville woman is sharing her success story to give people hope.

Mary Combs thought a medication she took was causing her back pain. It turns out she had pancreatic cancer, and it had spread.

Combs has been participating in a clinical trial for nine years through with UofL's Brown Cancer Center, and she no longer has detectable cancer.

"Your family support system, your medical support team system -- they're all important," Combs said. "Depend on them, and have a good relationship with them. Just don't give up. There's always something else you can do."

Unexplained weight loss and sudden development of a blood clot or of diabetes are some warning signs to test for pancreatic cancer.

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