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Pancreatic cancer

About pancreatic cancer

Cancer has surpassed cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in the United States for people under the age of 85.

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth highest-ranked cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. amongst both men and women. It will cause 32,000 deaths in the U.S. this year alone, and another 60,000 in Europe. Only lung, colorectal, and breast cancers kill more people, with far lower mortality rates. Despite this, the federal government invests less money in pancreatic cancer research than for all other leading types of cancer — only $1,145 per patient. This needs to change.

Pancreatic cancer is the most virulent of all the major forms of cancer with a greater mortality rate than any other cancer. The duration from diagnosis to demise in metastatic pancreatic cancer (the most common form at diagnosis) is 5 to 6 months, with good treatment. Fewer than 5% of people diagnosted with pancreatic cancer survive longer than 5 years.

On a per-mortality basis, pancreatic research receives:

Please, donate today to help raise money to cure this devastating cancer.

For more information about pancreatic cancer, please go to www.pancan.org/Patient/pancreatic.html.