Dr. Rachel Orgel was diagnosed with a Franz tumor on her pancreas when she was living in Okinawa, Japan in 8th grade. This very rare cancer is known as a Solid and Epithileal Neoplasm of the Pancreas. Rachel had a relapse when she was a high school junior and then again when she was a student at the University of Florida. She had one final surgery to remove the tail of her pancreas and this has led Rachel to being cancer free for the past 18 years.
Rachel will talk about those cancer battles, , her days as a student in which she received her Bachelor of Arts, Masters, and Doctorate from the University of Florida , her career in teaching, and her recent book entitled BUT IS IT THE BAD KIND on today's podcast.