Aretha Franklin has pancreatic cancer? The soul legend underwent surgery for a mystery illness last week and now reports are saying that Franklin has pancreatic cancer.

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The National Enquirer reports that Aretha has incurable pancreatic cancer. The rag lists pancreatic survival rates at  5-10%, and even lower for someone of Franklin’s age and weight. Patrick Swayze died from the same form of cancer in September last year.

Fox 2 News quoted Franklin herself as saying she had “highly successful” surgery last week. “God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country,” she said.

Franklin cancelled a number of concerts back in October citing “health reasons,” and in early November, she has cancelled all engagements for the next six months.

Our prayers go out to Aretha and in God we trust always.

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