November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest relative survival rate of all the cancers tracked by both the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute; pancreatic cancer is the only one with a five-year relative survival rate in the single digits at just six percent.

Recently the world mourned the loss of Steve Jobs who died from pancreatic cancer.

In addition to Jobs, people we’ve lost to pancreatic cancer include Patrick Swayze, Michael Landon, Fred Gwynne, Luciano Pavarotti, Donna Reed, Henry Mancini and Count Basie.

Be informed. Join the fight. Spread the word.


    • Good Days from Chronic Disease Fund on November 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm

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    • Leland Kerby on June 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    The most common symptoms of pancreatitis are severe upper abdominal burning pain radiating to the back, nausea, and vomiting that is worsened with eating. The physical examination will vary depending on severity and presence of internal bleeding. Blood pressure may be elevated by pain or decreased by dehydration or bleeding. Heart and respiratory rates are often elevated. ..;^:

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