My hope is that some day, the words "a cure" won't be followed by the words "is impossible." He died 20 months after diagnosis.His wife, Lisa Niemi, has stayed active in raising awareness around pancreatic cancer, signing on as a national spokesperson for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.Plus, it's hard to catch early in the first place because symptoms may not arise until it's too late.People who are overweight or obese, who have pancreatitis, who have diabetes, who smoke, who are African-American, have a family history of certain medical conditions that could raise cancer risk, or have a family history of pancreatic cancer itself are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic.I am pleading with you out of LOVE for my son and I'm frightened by what his situation has become."Fans and one-time fans quickly commented on Buell's mother's post.Some are defending Buell, while others say how Buell has taken money from them, too.Buell had started a tour called "Conversations with the Dead Tour." Tickets were sold to shows in cities across the U. and Canada, but the shows got postponed and then canceled, leaving fans with no answers and looking for refunds.
The most recent post on his condition was on Tuesday: "Hey everybody.One fan talks about how Buell was sick, and his mom writes, "He's ill, but not from cancer. You all need to stop believing his lies and stop enabling him....He recently attended a retreat for the PRS and wrote on his Facebook afterwards: ‘I won't lie, I have been in and out of the hospital all week, and sadly some of the PRS Retreat people didn't get to have as much time with me as I had hoped. And though he blamed himself at first for the January 2008 diagnosis, he soon emerged with a new attitude."I was not ready to go, and I'd be damned if this disease was going to take me before I was good and ready," he said in the tapes.