Statistics About Pancreatic Cancer
Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chances of getting cancer or of making a full recovery. It is important to remember that this data shows what happens with large groups of people. Because no two people are alike, you can’t use this data to know or predict what will happen to you.
These are the 2014 statistics about pancreatic cancer, from the American Cancer Society:
Pancreatic cancer has a high mortality: while it is the tenth most common cancer, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer death. Only 6% of people with pancreatic cancer are alive 5 years after being diagnosed.