Frankie Banali was given six months to live when diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer one year ago
Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Quiet Riot drummer and band leader Frankie Banali‘s unfortunate diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer. Banali has been able to beat the odds already as he revealed today that he was given only six months to live when he received the dreaded diagnosis.
The following message was posted in part on Banali‘s Facebook page yesterday:
“ONE YEAR AGO TODAY ON APRIL 17TH 2019 WHILE AT THE EMERGENCY ROOM I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 PANCREATIC CANCER THAT HAD SPREAD TO MY LIVER. THE PROGNOSIS WAS SIX MONTHS TO LIVE. TODAY MARKS THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. I HAVE GUARDED OPTIMISM FOR THE FUTURE WHILE UNDERSTANDING THAT FOR THIS DEADLY CANCER THE SURVIVAL RATE IS ONLY 10% FOR 1 TO 5 YEARS. NONETHELESS I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE. WITHOUT MY WIFE Regina Banali I WOULDN’T HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR. THIS IS NOT AN EXAGGERATION, BUT RATHER THE TRUTH. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR ME WHICH IS EVERYTHING 24/7/365. MY THANKS TO MY MULTITUDE OF DOCTORS AND NURSES BOTH AT KAISER & PRIVATE CLINICS. LAST, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR MESSAGES OF LOVE & PRAYERS WHICH MEANS THE WORLD TO ME. BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY THIS JOURNEY HAS NOT BEEN EASY. TOGETHER LET’S SEE WHERE THIS ROAD LEADS TO.”