SEATTLE, Wash. -- A young mother was killed by a disease well before her time, and now her daughter is trying to avoid the same fate.

KING 5's Meg Coyle is the daughter and her mother was the victim, the disease is Pancreatic cancer.

The University of Washington is behind a study that shows the disease can be hereditary.

To us, she is Meg Coyle but to her family she is Meg King.

She volunteered to learn her fate and she was dreading the results.

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