The recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is bringing more awareness to pancreatic cancer—the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

Ginsburg's 11-year survival is an example of the importance of early diagnosis.

KMBC talked to one local patient who says he is living proof of that early diagnosis and his oncologist, Dr. Liudmila Schafer at Saint Luke's Cancer Institute.

Watch the full story below.

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