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.