Today, 19 November, marks World Pancreatic Cancer Day. A day when people around the world work together to raise awareness of the symptoms and risks of the disease, and the urgent need for earlier detection.
Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer face a dismal prognosis, with the disease having the lowest survival rate of all major cancers. In spite of this, pancreatic cancer research is chronically underfunded and awareness is low.
Early diagnosis is absolutely critical to improving survival from pancreatic cancer, a key to this is awareness of the symptoms of the disease. There is no time to wait, let’s learn to recognise the symptoms of the disease to help ourselves and others in the fight against the world’s toughest cancer.