Pancreatic Cancer Facts

Twenty seven people are newly diagnosed with the disease each day.
For those diagnosed in time for surgery, their chances of surviving beyond five years increases by up to 30%.
Currently, less than 7% of those diagnosed survive beyond 5 years.
Almost half of all patients are diagnosed as an emergency in A&E, where it is more likely that the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body.
Pancreatic cancer can affect any adult. It occurs equally in men and women.
Receives less than 3% of cancer research funding.

Why should I know about pancreatic cancer?

  • Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s 5th biggest cancer killer.
  • In most cases, it can develop unexpectedly with no family connections to the disease.
  • Knowing the signs and symptoms means you can act on any concerns you might have, sooner.
  • Early diagnosis can significantly increase your chance of receiving potentially life saving surgery.

Pancreatic Cancer Action’s vision is a day when more people survive pancreatic cancer but we can’t do this alone.  Please click here to find out how you can help us.

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Information Product No. PCA0062v2 | Published: 15/10/2019 | Last Updated: 18/10/2019 | Next Review Due: 15/10/2022