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.|
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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: 19/06/2017 | Last Updated: 12/10/2018 | Next Review Due: 19/06/2020