Monday, November 17, 2008

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month






November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and this website gives you some great information on the disease, the current research, and links to visit to support funding for pancreatic cancer research.

Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease with very little successful treatments or advances in the past 30 years. Research is limited because funding is limited.

Check out this website for more information, but here are just a few facts.

  • Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer related deaths since 2003
  • This year 37,680 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease, 75 % will die within the year
  • Pancreatic cancer s difficult to diagnose because symptoms are not significant until the cancer has spread, it is difficult to diagnose, and research is limited for lack of funding.

Pancan can be reached at www.pancan.org for more information. Check it out.



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