What are the key statistics about pancreatic cancer?
The American Cancer Society's estimates for pancreatic cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
- About 45,220 people (22,740 men and 22,480 women) will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
- About 38,460 people (19,480 men and 18,980 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: 09/06/2013