Quiet Riot Drummer Urges Early Cancer Detection

If you've reached a certain age or have a family history of the disease, go get screened for cancer. That's the message from Frankie Banali.

The Quiet Riot drummer was diagnosed last year with Stage IV pancreatic cancer that had begun to spread and was given just six months to live.

But he's still here today, telling The Blaring Out With Eric Blair Show that he wouldn't be alive had doctors not made the catch. He's since undergone 12 rounds of chemotherapy.

"It's really important for people to be proactive and ask their doctors," notes Banali of pancreatic cancer. "That's the only way you'll find out — to get a scan. And that will reveal the truth. The blood test is not gonna do it. There is no test. So it's very important."

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