Author Pat Conroy has pancreatic cancer, promises hard fight

Pat Conroy (Photo: Facebook/Pat Conroy)

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) – Author Pat Conroy says he has pancreatic cancer, but promises he will fight the disease hard and finish a novel he owes his fans.

The 70-year-old South Carolina novelist made the announcement Monday on his Facebook page.

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Conroy didn’t give many details about his diagnosis, including a prognosis. But he promised to “fight it hard” and told his fans “I owe you a novel and I intend to deliver it.”

Conroy has written a dozen books including “The Prince of Tides” and “The Great Santini.” On Facebook, Conroy says he has spent his entire life trying to figure out who he is and he doesn’t believe he has come close.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and can be difficult to treat.

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