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

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"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'

Paranormal State's Ryan Buell on His Cancer Battle: 'I Had to Go to Death's Door'
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,
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Paranormal State's Ryan Buell Opens Up About Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Paranormal State's Ryan Buell Opens Up About Battling Pancreatic Cancer
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
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Ryan Buell: I'm 'Surprising Docs' with My Progress

Ryan Buell: I'm 'Surprising Docs' with My Progress
Ryan Buell has opened up about his pancreatic cancer battle with his social media followers this summer - and on Wednesday, he shared some good news. The 30-year-old star of A&E's hit series Paranormal State held a Twitter chat with his 52,000+ followers and addressed his health. Asked if he was making progress, the paranormal investigator replied, "still have a ways to go but I am surprising docs w/ how well I'm recovering, apparently." Another follower inquired about the best thing that's ever happened to Buell. "Hopefully," he wrote, "getting to say I'm cancer free by Christmas!" Related: Ryan Buell
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"Paranormal State"'s Ryan Buell Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

Ryan Buell, the star of A&E's supernatural reality series, has revealed that he's battling pancreatic cancer. He first started talking about the diagnosis on his Facebook page back in June, and this week was hospitalized due to complications with his kidneys, but thankfully is back at home now.

"Thank you all for your continued prayers and well-wishes. I won't lie, I have been in and out of the hospital all week. ... There are days where I hardly have strength to move, but I sometimes hear chants in the back of my head; cheers, telling me to get up and rise. And that keeps me going every day! God bless you all!"

We interviewed Ryan in 2010 after he came out as bisexual, and that article remains one of our most popular, nearly two years later. Our thoughts are with him as he fights what is sadly, one of the most deadly forms of cancer,
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Paranormal State Star Ryan Buell Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

Paranormal State Star Ryan Buell Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer
Paranormal investigator Ryan Buell, the star of A&E's Paranormal State, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  The 30-year-old founder of Paranormal Research Society (Prs) has been opening up about his struggles with the disease on his Facebook page. "Thank you all for your continued prayers and well-wishes. I won't lie, I have been in and out of the hospital all week," he posted. "There are days where I hardly have strength to move, but I sometimes hear chants in the back of my head; cheers, telling me to get up and rise. And that keeps me going every day! God bless you all!" Buell is not alone: These celebrities are cancer survivors Today, a Prs staff...
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Paranormal State's Ryan Buell Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

Paranormal researcher Ryan Buell, the star of A&E's supernatural reality series Paranormal State, is battling pancreatic cancer at the age of 30.

Buell is documenting his struggles with the disease on his Facebook page, telling fans last week that he had been in the hospital and was preparing to relocate the headquarters of the Paranormal Research Society (Prs), the organization he founded, to Raleigh, N.C.

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What Is Pancreatic Cancer, 'Paranormal State' Star Ryan Buell's Condition?

What Is Pancreatic Cancer, 'Paranormal State' Star Ryan Buell's Condition?
"Paranormal State" star Ryan Buell has announced that he is battling pancreatic cancer, People magazine reported.

The 30-year-old paranormal investigator has been keeping his fans and supporters updated on his goings-on and his condition on his Facebook page. On Monday, one of his "Paranormal State" staff members posted on his Facebook page that he had to be hospitalized because of kidney complications.

The most recent post on his condition was on Tuesday:

"Hey everybody. Last night at the hospital, Ryan underwent a medical procedure and it was successful. He is currently back home resting. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers." Thank you. ~ Cereza, Prs Staff

The Wall Street Journal reported that the incidence rate of new cases of pancreatic cancer has been increasing around one percent each year, according to the American Cancer Society. The cancer is very deadly -- the fourth deadliest cancer for men,
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'Paranormal State' star Ryan Buell diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

'Paranormal State' star Ryan Buell diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Paranormal State star Ryan Buell has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The paranormal investigator and star of the A&E series spoke about his battle with the disease on his Facebook page. "You all also know that Ryan is the type of person that not only likes to keep things relatively private, but wants to make sure that others are taken care of first," a member of the Paranormal Research Society wrote on his fan page. "Ryan has been honored and humbled by the support, but also wants to make sure that we all remember the struggle is not his alone. "There are those who have struggled with this disease for years, those who are diagnosed every day and those within the (more)
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'Paranormal State' Star Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

'Paranormal State' Star Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer
Ryan Buell of A&E's "Paranormal State" is battling pancreatic cancer.

The 30-year-old has been very vocal about the disease via his Facebook page, writing, "Thank you all for your continued prayers and well-wishes. I won't lie, I have been in and out of the hospital all week ... I'm able to walk now, for the most part, without my cane" on August 4.

Buell is a leader in the paranormal realm and founded the Paranormal Research Society (Prs) -- an organization he is still heavily involved with as he fights his cancer.

The reality TV star's fans have flocked to the Facebook page to show their support (the fan page has more than 82,000 likes) and for continued updates on Buell's condition.

"Everyone, as you know Ryan was in the hospital due to complications with his kidneys," a Prs staff member wrote on Buell's wall Monday. "Because his body is already a little weak,
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Ryan Buell Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

Ryan Buell Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer
Ryan Buell, paranormal investigator and star of A&E's hit series Paranormal State, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He is 30 years old. Buell, who founded the Paranormal Research Society, was released from treatment Wednesday morning, his staff wrote on his his Facebook page. "Things are looking positive after complications with his kidneys started a month ago and temporarily knocked him down," read the update. "Ryan enjoyed some Wendy's (but keep that a secret) and reported back to work today." Buell, who wrote a memoir, Paranormal State: My Journey Into the Unknown, in 2010, has been speaking out about his
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Win a DVD Prize Pack from A&E of Paranormal State and Haunted Histories

Leading up to Halloween, A&E Home Entertainment is offering one luck Dread Central reader a combo DVD prize pack of "Paranormal State" Season 3 and "Haunted Histories". Two runners-up will each receive "Paranormal State" on its own.

To enter, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

"Paranormal State"

Travel deep into the strange and mysterious with Paranormal Research Society (Prs) founder Ryan Buell and his team of investigators as they set out on cases all over the country, seeking the truth behind the supernatural's scariest phenomena.

"Haunted Histories

Fascinating stories lie behind even the most horrifying legends. From tortured spirits who haunt otherwise idyllic locations across America to strange rituals, horrifying apparitions, and frightening phenomena, this spine-chilling DVD set features in-depth profiles of the world's scariest stories.

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New York Comic Con 2011: Horror in the Halls of the Javits Center: The Walking Dead, Ghost Rider, Resident Evil, and More!

By this time next week the 2011 New York Comic Con will be wrapping up for another year, but let's not get too far ahead of ourselves -- there are panels to see and toys to buy first! Here's a look at the horror highlights along with a few other genre-related appearances that should be of interest to our readers.

Thursday, October 13th, is void of horror (might be a good shopping day) so this list just covers the 14th-16th. It is, of course, subject to change so if you're going, keep your eyes on the official New York Comic Con website.

Friday, October 14th

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Once Upon a Time Exclusive Screening and Panel

American Airlines Theater, 1A06

Calling all “Lost” fans – join creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Lost” and “Tron: Legacy”) as they introduce you to the magical story of two
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Ryan Buell Is An "American Ghost Hunter"

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American Ghost Hunter is a feature film executive produced and starring the out Ryan Buell, who recently ended his A&E show Paranormal State after a five season run.

This documentary looks to be more of the same, but focuses on paranormal investigator and documentary filmmaker Chad Calek (who was the director of Paranormal State), as he returns to his hometown of Persia, Iowa "in hopes to putting an end to the 20 year reign of suffering that his family has endured due to an overwhelming amount of intense negative paranormal activity."

You can see the extended trailer below, and check out the film's site for info on where' it's showing.
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Grave Encounters and Stumbling Through a Paranormal Realm: A Movie Review and Preview

Director/writer: The Vicious Brothers.

Cast: Sean Rogerson, Juan Riedinger, and Ashleigh Gryzko.

*this title is scheduled to arrive on VOD / iTunes on Aug 25, 2011 and will be released on DVD, October 18, 2011.

The paranormal reality television genre has finally reached a point in where it can be grimly parodied. In the heights that this medium has reached, it is about time that these ghost hunters are getting a stab of the thorn. Grave Encounters gives a fictional group of ghost adventurers, lead by Lance Preston (Sean Rogerson), their just deserts. It is not wise to go adventuring into territory in where they will not be welcomed.

When they investigate Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, the fate that Preston and his team end up in can best be described as taking the Kobayashi Maru test from “Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn.” What they encounter tests both their character and resilience in a situation
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Stefan Petrucha – Interview

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Professor Crazy’s Case Log: I’m going to be interviewing the famous and highly gifted author Stefan Petrucha today. He has a column here now, and he is the author of the best-selling X-Files comic book series and has written eighteen novels, including Timetripper, The Rule of Won, a book he coauthored with Ryan Buell (the host of A&E’s Paranormal State) called Paranormal State: My Journey Into the Unknown, and his most recent novel, which I reviewed here, the paranormal historical vampire novel Blood Prophecy. He has also appeared in three episodes of Paranormal State. Will I also have paranormal experiences during this interview? Who knows…read on to find out!

Professor Crazy: You prefer to be called Stefan or Steve? What is your favorite color, and what is your quest? You could answer those, but I have some very sensible, non-crazy questions for you, as well.
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Snails & Oysters: Where Are All the Bisexual Male Celebrities?

Welcome back, ladies and gents. Last time we had a really rousing discourse on labels which I found most enlightening. I hope you all did as well!

While researching the particulars of that column, I came across something very interesting. There's a peculiar phenomenon taking place in the weird world of celebrity that many of you have probably noticed: women are coming forward by the baker’s dozen and announcing their bisexuality. In case you haven't noticed, Google it for yourselves. If you do a search for "female bisexual celebrity," you get a half dozen solid hits.

Try the same search using "male" instead of "female" and you get ... a lot of articles asking where all of the bi men are at. Most of them are by AfterElton!

Anna Paquin, Lady Gaga, and Lindsay Lohan are just a few of the notable female celebrities to take up the bi label recently.
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Snails & Oysters: The Bisexual Perspective on ... Labels

Welcome back to Snails & Oysters: The Bisexual Perspective! First up, why did I switch from Tiger Cub to my real name? It was a tough decision, because I am very fond of that nickname and, frankly, I feel a little naked without my stripes. But it was the right thing to do. In a column where I take on various groups, people and entities for propagating bi-invisibility (maybe binvisibility? Nah...) it would be disingenuous for me to hide behind a nom de plume.

However, you lot aren’t my getting my face pic. I draw the line there!

Next, I want to say a heartfelt thank you to all for the warm welcome I received in the comments of the first column. It really humbles me to hear so many bisexuals coming forward and saying how grateful they are for Snails & Oysters.

I also love the fierce debate this column is generating!
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Snails & Oysters: The Bisexual Perspective on ... "Buffy" and "Glee"

Welcome to the inaugural edition of AfterElton.com’s bi-weekly bisexual column. It's quite an honor to represent my fellow bisexuals and I hope I do right by you! It's 2011, after all, and it's time we bi folks stepped out of the shadows and asked politely to be recognized. This column is here to give us a voice and to show others what the world looks like when glimpsed through the eyes of someone who likes both snails and oysters.

If you get that reference, you are both awesome and a dork. If you don’t, it’s from a scene cut out of the original Spartacus movie. To paraphrase…

This scene was cut from the theatrical release because it was too racy!

With that out of the way, let’s begin!

We’ve come a long way, baby. We really have. But we still have quite some ways yet
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AfterElton Briefs: Sir Charles Rules, A First Glimpse at Elton's Baby, Anderson Cooper on Broadway, and More!

Above you can see the first pic of Elton and David's baby. I could have lived without the bottom quote, but they missed out on a golden opportunity by not making it, "He shot out like a rocket, man." Below you can see the accompanying video, which features host Layla Anna-Lee, who can make everything sound salacious just with her accent. When she says, "thrashing" I expected her to follow it with, "you naughty, naughty boy!."

Gavin Creel talks to Steve Rothaus about coming out, and says he has absolutely no regrets, even if it affects his career: "'If I never play a heterosexual again, bring it on!'' Speaking of coming out, we interviewed Paranormal State host Ryan Buell last year after he came out as bi, and below you can see him talk to Popnography about his reasons for going public ... and about that ghost stuff.

So who
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