Spotlight: November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

In honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, here is some information about pancreatic cancer that you may not have been aware of:

  • Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
  • Only 6% of patients with pancreatic cancer live more than 5 years after diagnosis.
  • There are no screening procedures for early detection, and pancreatic cancer is seldom diagnosed before it has metastasized

Risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include:
  • Smoking
  • Long-standing diabetes
  • Chronic pancreatitis

To find out more about pancreatic cancer, please visit the links below.

Pancreatic cancer information: 
National foundations related to pancreatic cancer:

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