TODAY is World Pancreatic Cancer Day and November is also World Pancreatic Cancer Month.
Most of us are very unaware of this type of cancer and although it has been around for 200 years we have not really made any Real and true progress.
Simple Living Global responds if there is call to bring more awareness to humanity where it is possible.
On that note, we will deliver our usual detail style article with a presentation of questions for us to consider and that will be published at the end of this month.
In the meantime, here are a few important notes about Pancreatic Cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer is one of the most lethal malignancies.
Pancreatic Cancer is usually detected at an advanced stage and most treatment regiments are ineffective, contributing to the poor overall prognosis. (1)
466,003 died (2)
Pancreatic Cancer – 7th leading cause of Cancer death
Projected Pancreatic Cancer will surpass breast cancer as the 3rd leading cause of Cancer death.
Study of 28 European countries (3)
70% of all Pancreatic cancers occur in the head of the pancreas
It takes on average 10 years from when a mutation occurs until a primary tumour forms and another decade before the patient dies of the disease.
Many patients with Pancreatic Cancer are malnourished at the time of diagnosis.
The long-term survival for Pancreatic Cancer patients is still extremely poor
In the Nordic countries and in the rest of the World – 5 year survival rates for Pancreatic Cancer have remained stagnant since the 1960s.
Pancreatic Cancer – 4th leading cause of Cancer death in USA and Europe
Pancreatic Cancer occurs at all ages but the peak incidence is between age 60 and 80.
Smoking is the most important environmental risk factor for Pancreatic Cancer, while Obesity has been associated with a higher incidence of Pancreatic Cancer in epidemiological studies. (1)
There is strong evidence that:
Overweight or Obesity INCREASES the risk of Pancreatic Cancer (2)
(1) Ansari, D., Tingstedt, B., Andersson, B., Holmquist, F., Sturesson, C., Williamsson, C., Sasor, A., Borg, D., Bauden, M., & Andersson, R. (2016, June 1). Pancreatic Cancer: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Future Medicine. Retrieved November 8, 2023 from
(2) (n.d). Pancreatic Cancer Statistics. World Cancer Research Fund International. Retrieved November 15, 2023 from
(3) Sung, H., Ferlay, J., Siegel, R.L., Laversanne, M., Soerjomataram, I., Jemal, A., & Bray, F. (2021, February 4). Global Statistics 2020: GLOBOCAN Estimates of Incidence and Mortality Worldwide for 36 Cancers in 185 Countries. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. American Cancer Society Journals. Retrieved November 15, 2023 from