Pancreas Cancer Facts

  • Only 9% of those diagnosed with pancreas cancer survive five years.

  • In 2017 an estimated 147 Americans per day will be diagnosed with pancreas cancer and 118 Americans per day will die.

  • Pancreas cancer is currently the third leading cause of cancer-related death and is expected to become the second by 2020.

  • Pancreas cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers

  • 74% of patients die within the first year of diagnosis.

  • Surgical removal of the tumor is possible in only18% of patients diagnosed with pancreas cancer.

  • Pancreas cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death largely because there is no early detection method.