Imagine you or a loved one being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and knowing that the general 5 year survival rate for all stages of pancreatic cancer is 10%.
The survival rate for pancreatic cancer is getting worse. Currently, pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., surpassing both breast and colorectal cancers and is on the rise.
Early detection is critical to reverse this trend. 91% of patients find the cancer has spread by the time the disease is diagnosed. More research, requiring more funding, is desperately needed in this fight.