Pancreatic Cancer has only been able to reach a five-year survival rate for patients living up to five years after diagnosis. Today we are able to say that stat has been doubled. American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures, released reports that the five-year survival rate has increased to 10%.
Improvement in the survival rate is critical, because the Facts & Figures report also reveals that more people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer than ever before.
In 2020, an estimated 57,600 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Approximately 47,050 Americans are expected to die from the disease this year.
Pancreatic cancer is the 11th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., but it’s the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths.
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