Why Pancreatic Cancer Is Deadly and How You Can Fight It

Compared to cancers of the breast and lung, pancreatic cancer is relatively rare. Despite the lower incidence rate, it is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. According to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the five-year survival rate of patients with pancreatic cancer is only 7 percent.

What Makes Pancreatic Cancer Such a Deadly Disease?

“There are three main reasons pancreatic cancer is so deadly,” explained Dr. Conan Kinsey, a physician, and scientist at the University of Utah Health and Huntsman Cancer Institute. These reasons include:

  1. Late diagnosis
  2. The location of the pancreas
  3. High chance of …read more

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