The world of fitness and bodybuilding mourns the loss of Lisa Lyon, a true pioneer and iconic figure in the realm of female bodybuilding and photography.
On September 8, 2023, at the age of 70, Lisa Lyon succumbed to pancreatic cancer, leaving behind a legacy of strength, beauty, and empowerment.
What killed Female Body Builder Lisa Lyon?
Lisa Lyon’s quiet killer, pancreatic cancer, is a powerful foe that starts its sneaky journey in the pancreas, which is a vital organ for digestion and controlling blood sugar.
This type of cancer is hard to find early on, and it can spread quickly to other systems, making it harder to diagnose and treat.
Even though the exact cause of pancreatic cancer is still unknown, smoking, being overweight, having diabetes, drinking a lot of alcohol, and being exposed to certain chemicals may make someone more likely to get it.
There are many different signs of pancreatic cancer, which depend on the type and stage of the cancer. Common signs include stomach pain, weight loss that can’t be explained, redness, sickness, vomiting, and blood sugar levels that change all the time.
Treatments for pancreatic cancer vary depending on things like where the tumor is, how big it is, how far it has spread, and how healthy the patient is overall. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these treatments may be looked into.
With sad hearts, we have to face the fact that pancreatic cancer has very low survival rates. The American Cancer Society says that about 10% of people with any stage of pancreatic cancer will still be alive after five years.
Still, it’s important to know that life numbers depend on many things, such as the type of cancer, its stage, how well it responds to treatment, and the patient’s age and health.
Even though pancreatic cancer is still a tough enemy, there are things that people can do to lower their chances.
Strategies include not smoking, keeping a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, drinking less booze, and avoiding dangerous chemicals as much as possible. Just as important are regular checkups with a doctor and telling someone right away if you have any strange signs that might mean you have a pancreas problem.
Lisa Lyon was an amazing woman who broke new ground in the world of weightlifting and photography. When she died, we said goodbye to her.
Her life, her accomplishments, and her unfortunate battle with pancreatic cancer are all powerful reminders of how important it is to find this disease early, reduce risks, and keep researching ways to fight it. Lisa’s legacy of strength and grace will live on, motivating future generations to seek physical and mental freedom.