PANCREATIC CANCER FACTS
Pancreatic Cancer is one of the most FEARED diagnoses.
Partly because it is the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths in the US.
It’s projected to be the 2nd leading cause by 2020.
73% of those diagnosed died within the first year.
92% die before 5 years.
There is a 8%- 5 year survival rate.
That number has been in the single digits for 40 years.
There is NO early detection
Diagnosing pancreatic cancer can be particularly challenging because the symptoms typically don’t develop until the cancer has become more invasive.
Only 10% – 20% of patients qualify for surgical resection and a potential cure.
Pancreatic cancer is diagnosed in 3 types of clinical scenarios: sporadic (90%), familial (7%), and inherited cancer syndromes (3%).
Some of the symptoms can be weight loss, abdominal or back pain, diabetes, or jaundice.
Patients can also be asymptomatic or have nonspecific symptom