Pancreas Cancer Facts

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

  • In 2018 an estimated 152 Americans per day will be diagnosed with pancreas cancer and 121 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 only 18% of patients diagnosed with pancreas cancer.

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

  • Pancreas Cancer is the 11th most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and the 8th in women.