Pancreatic cancer affects the pancreas, an organ in the abdomen. The pancreas is responsible for producing enzymes that help digest food and hormones that help balance blood-sugar levels. The disease’s symptoms are difficult to identify, making it hard to detect pancreatic cancer until it has reached an advanced stage. It ranks as the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States.
Pancreatic cancer takes 91% of its victims within five years and kills more people than breast cancer in the United States. It is vitally important to elevate national awareness and invest in important research from a strong scientific community.
- This disease is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related deaths, and it is projected to become 2nd by 2020
- More than 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease this year
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