November Recognized Worldwide
As Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
To mark Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month this November, organizations from around the world have come together to recognize the month and urge people to get in the global movement and end pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 279,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer annually, and more than 266,000 die from the disease. The five year survival rate of pancreatic cancer is just 6 percent in the United States, Canada, and Australia. And, in the United Kingdom the five year survival rate is 3 percent. Pancreatic cancer can strike both men and women. Few risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer are defined. There are no early detection methods, few effective treatment options and there is no cure.
Research and progress continues daily, but more research is urgently needed. It is essential that we work together to increase public awareness of this deadly disease and ensure scientific progress is made to increase survival of pancreatic cancer patients throughout the World.
This November, to mark Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we urge you to visit the websites below and learn how you can get involved in the global movement to end this deadly disease:
Amser Justin Time
Avner Nahmani Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
The Lustgarten Foundation
Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
The National Pancreas Foundation
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
Pancreatic Cancer Scotland
Pancreatic Cancer UK