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According to American Cancer Society, on average 166 cases of pancreatic cancer will be diagnosed daily in 2021.
60,430 people are predicted to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in this country this year. The report also showed that 48,220 Americans are expected to die from the disease this year. Diagnoses and deaths are up 5% and 2.5% from last year, respectively.
Pancreatic cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., and the five-year survival rate stayed at 10%. However, the five-year survival rate is now 10% according to both the SEER-18 and SEER-9 databases (last year, it was 10% per SEER-9 but still 9% via SEER-18).