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'Paranormal State's' Ryan Buell talks pancreatic cancer: 'I found there was a beauty to it'

23 September 2013 7:14 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"Paranormal State" was a reality show on A&E that followed a group of paranormal investigators called the Paranormal Research Society, founded by Ryan Buell, 31, when he was a 19-year-old Penn State student.

The show aired its last episode in May 2011 and then a year later, Buell revealed he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He now opens up to People about his battle with cancer and what it was liking coming to terms with his own mortality.

"At times, I was experiencing almost like a traffic jam in my body and my kidneys would shut down or I'd be in insane, intense abdominal pain, like I was being stabbed to death," says Buell. "I was throwing up constantly, suffering fever, changing of the skin. It took some time to get things under control."

"I had a friend who came [to see me]. An older gentleman, Charles, who was in his early 60s »


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Paranormal State's Ryan Buell on His Cancer Battle: 'I Had to Go to Death's Door'

23 September 2013 5:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Having starred on A&E's Paranormal State, Ryan Buell is no stranger to navigating talk about death. But in 2012, the paranormal investigator was forced to face his own mortality when, at age 29, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In the first part of his exclusive interview with People, Buell candidly revealed the shock of his diagnosis, as well as coming to terms with the looming possibility of his death. Now, in his own words, Buell recalls the depths of his struggle as he underwent treatment, and looks back on the people who've bolstered him along the way as he treads a slow, »

- Rennie Dyball

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Paranormal State's Ryan Buell Opens Up About Battling Pancreatic Cancer

20 September 2013 6:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

In 2011, Paranormal State star Ryan Buell had a hit show on A&E, a successful book, and an array of new projects in the works. He wasn't feeling his best, but he blamed his production schedule for the constant fatigue. When his symptoms persisted months later, however, he sought medical attention. The diagnosis was devastating. Buell had pancreatic cancer. He was 29 years old. News of his illness broke last year, but the paranormal investigator has remained mostly quiet about his ordeal - until now. "I haven't really talked about it because I was in shock," says Buell. "I don't have »

- Rennie Dyball

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