Pancreatic Cancer Association of WNY PO Box 24580 Rochester, NY 14624
Early Detection is the Key! Research is Vital!
- Pancreatic cancer is the nation's 3rd leading cancer killer behind lung and colon cancer. More people now die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer.
- Of the top 10 cancer killers, pancreatic cancer continues to have the lowest five year survival rates.
- The 5-year survival rate over the past 40 years has remained almost nearly unchanged, and recently has finally reached 10%, while huge strides have been made in fighting other cancers. The 5-year survival rate for all other cancers rose from 49% to 67% and some are 90% or higher.
- In 2021, 60,430 men and women will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
- In 2021, 48,220 pancreatic cancer patients will die from the disease.
- Only about 2% of the National Cancer Institute's budget is allocated for pancreatic cancer research (the lowest funding
of all major cancers).
- Pancreatic Cancer is referred to as the silent killer because it is hard to detect until it is in the late stages