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Actress Keesha Sharp is asking for Prayer Warriors to Pray for her mom, Mary, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Keesha, 45, is best known for her role as Reggie Hayes' feisty wife, Monica, in the hit TV sitcom Girlfriends.

In an emotional post on Instagram.com on Thursday, Keesha wrote:

"Prayer Warriors!!! I am asking for healing for my Mom. As you know she’s been battling pancreatic cancer for the past 2 1/2 years. We’ve had some miraculous healing happen in the past and we pray that happens again. She is strong and resilient and I thank God for that. I'm so proud of her.... Her name is Mary.
Thank you so much!!
God Bless you..."

The pancreas is a glandular organ that sits behind the stomach. This type of cancer is very aggressive and tends to spread to other organs before it is diagnosed.

The symptoms includes abdominal pain, weight loss, diarrhea, and jaundice (yellow eyes and skin). Symptoms usually develop after the cancer has spread.

Keesha and actor/singer Bradford Sharp have been married for 25 years. They share a son, Solomon Sharp, 12.
 

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