How many people get pancreatic cancer?
The American Cancer Society's estimates for pancreatic cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
- About 45,220 new cases of pancreatic cancer
- About 38,460 deaths from pancreatic cancer
Rates of pancreatic cancer have been slowly going up over the past 10 years.
The lifetime risk of having pancreatic cancer is about 1 in 78. It is about the same for both men and women. A person’s risk may be changed by certain risk factors (listed in the section, “What are the risk factors for pancreatic cancer?”).
Last Medical Review: 02/15/2013
Last Revised: 02/15/2013