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Reply was posted 06/29/2011 03:19 pm by Anonymous
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The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for pancreatic cancer in the United States are for 2011:

About 44,030 people (22,050 men and 21,980 women) will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

About 37,660 people (19,360 men and 18,300 women) will die of pancreatic cancer

Over the past 15 to 25 years, rates of pancreatic cancer have dropped slightly in men and women. Still, pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of cancer death overall.

5-year relative survival for exocrine pancreatic cancer by stage Stage 5-year relative survival Stage IA: 37% Stage IB 21% Stage IIA 12% Stage IIB 6% Stage III 2% Stage IV 1% These numbers provide an overall picture, but keep in mind that every person's situation is unique and the statistics can't predict exactly what will happen in your case. Talk with your cancer care team if you have questions about your own chances of a cure, or how long you might survive your cancer. They know your situation best.

God Bless

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