Quick Facts About Pancreatic Cancer:
- It is the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
- It is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death among 40-59 year old men.
- Approximately 37,170 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year in the United States.
- Approximately 33,370 people will die of pancreatic cancer this year in the United States.
- The number of Americans diagnosed each year of pancreatic cancer continues to rise.
- For all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the five year survival rate is only 5%; the lowest survival rate of all major cancers. The average life expectancy after diagnosis with metastatic disease is just 3-6 months.
- 52% of pancreatic cancer patients are diagnosed with metastatic. Men are 20% more likely to develop cancer of the pancreas than women.
- African Americans are 40-50% more likely to develop cancer of the pancreas than Caucasians.
- Less than2% of the National Cancer Institutes was spent of Pancreatic Cancer Research.
It is time to take action against a disease that has been ignored for too long.
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 725-0029 Fax
Contact: Sue Kim