Pancreatic Cancer Facts

Be aware and prepared with these statistics.

Pancreatic Cancer statistics highlight the importance of creating awareness and funding critical research efforts toward early detection methods, treatment options, and ultimately, a cure. While great strides are occurring due to research efforts, the mortality rate for pancreatic cancer continues to be one of the highest among all major cancers. The five-year survival rate is at 13% compared to the significantly higher survival rates of other major cancers that have routine screening/detection methods.

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Pancreatic cancer is the nation's 3rd leading cancer killer behind lung and colon cancer.

More people now die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer.

Of the top 10 cancer killers, pancreatic cancer continues to have the lowest five year survival rates.

The 5-year survival rate over the past 40 years has remained nearly unchanged, and recently has finally reached 13%.

On the other hand, huge strides have been made in fighting other cancers. The 5-year survival rate for all other cancers rose from 49% to 67%, and some are 90% or higher.

Pancreatic Cancer is referred to as the silent killer.

It is hard to detect until the late stages. It is the 10th most commonly diagnosed cancer.

In 2024, 66,440 men and women in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

51,750 patients are expected to die from the disease in 2024.

Receives the least amount of federal funding compared to all other major cancers.

Diagnoses Rates increasing in younger adult age groups.

Rates of diagnosis are increasing in individuals under 55 and more rapidly in men and women 55 and older.

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