Pancreatic Cancer

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What Is Pancreatic Cancer? TOPICS

What are the key statistics about pancreatic cancer?

The American Cancer Society's estimates for pancreatic cancer in the United States for 2014 are:

  • About 46,420 people (23,530 men and 22,890 women) will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • About 39,590 people (20,170 men and 19,420 women) will die of pancreatic cancer

Rates of pancreatic cancer have been slowly increasing over the past 10 years..

The lifetime risk of developing pancreatic cancer is about 1 in 78 (1.47%). A person's risk may be altered by certain risk factors (listed in the next section).

Last Medical Review: 01/28/2013
Last Revised: 02/05/2014