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What Everyone Should Know About Pancreatic Cancer

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Key Facts

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer.

  • Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly of all types of cancer.
  • In the year 2020, 57,600 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and an estimated 47,000 will die from it.
  • We believe that research is critical to making real, significant improvements.

Pancreatic cancer is treatable when caught early; the vast majority of cases are not diagnosed until too late.

Five-year survival rates approach 37% if the cancers are surgically removed while they are still small and have not spread to the lymph nodes.

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose

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