World Pancreatic Cancer Day

World Pancreatic Cancer Day is an international holiday observed annually on November 18th. The purpose of this holiday is to raise public attention about pancreatic cancer and to help encourage research into how this disease can be eliminated. Every year, almost half a million new cases of pancreatic cancer are diagnosed around the world.

It is the 11th most common cancer in women and the 12th most common cancer in men. It is a disease that is hard to diagnose, especially in the early stages, and it is difficult to treat in later stages of its development. That is why it is so important to observe this holiday and have everyone working towards the goal of eliminating pancreatic cancer forever.

Important Facts About Pancreatic Cancer

In order to show the full extent of the problem posed by pancreatic cancer, we thought we would do some research and find out some facts about it we could share with our readers. The following facts are what we uncovered, and we sincerely hope that everyone reading this article finds it useful.

  • Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all cancers.
  • Between 3-6% of the people diagnosed with this cancer survive more than five years.
  • Less than 2% of all cancer funding is directed towards pancreatic cancer research.
  • Pancreatic cancer is the 7th most common cause of cancer death in the entire world.
  • The risk of pancreatic cancer can be reduced by not smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight, and drinking only in moderation.

Observing World Pancreatic Cancer Day

One of the most important things the average person can do is to raise awareness about this disease. This can be done by speaking with friends and family members, holding pancreatic cancer fundraising events, or simply by using the hashtag #WorldPancreaticCancerDay. People can also donate money to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on this day as well.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 21 Thursday
Next year (2025)
November 20 Thursday
Last year (2023)
November 16 Thursday
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