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Pancreatic Cancer

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Last Updated: 01 May 2022
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The pancreatic is a gland behind your stomach and before your spinal column. Pancreatic cancer usually begins in the cells that generate the juices. Some risk elements for developing pancreatic cancer include: Smoking; Long-term diabetic issues; Chronic pancreatitis; Certain hereditary disorders. Pancreatic cancer is difficult to capture early. Since the pancreatic is concealed behind other organs, health and wellness care providers can not see or feel the tumors during routine tests. Pancreatic cancer can be tough to treat because it is commonly found late and it spreads swiftly. Targeted therapy uses drugs or other substances that attack specific cancer cells with less damage to normal cells. This can change the way the pancreas works. Pancreatic cancer can spread out into close-by body organs, like the intestines, liver, and gallbladder. You and your health care provider will speak about therapy and make a strategy that's finest for you. Radiation therapy, This intends light beams of energy at the tumor to eliminate cancer cells. Rate of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The rate of new cases of pancreatic cancer was 13. 3 per 100,000 men and women per year. Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 1. 7 percent of women and men will be identified with pancreatic cancer at some point throughout their lifetime, based on 2017-2019 data. Prevalence of This Cancer: In 2019, there were an approximated 89,248 people living with pancreatic cancer in the United States. Pancreatic cancer represents 3. 2% of all new cancer cases in the U. S.

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Percent of Cases & 5-Year Relative Survival by Stage at Diagnosis: Pancreatic Cancer

(Table source)
StagePercent of Cases5-Year Relative Survival
Localized Confined to Primary Site12%43.9%
Regional Spread to Regional Lymph Nodes30%14.7%
Distant Cancer Has Metastasized52%3.1%
Unknown Unstaged7%6.7%

How Common Is This Cancer?

(Table source)
RankCommon Types of CancerEstimated New Cases 2022Estimated Deaths 2022
1.Breast Cancer (Female)287,85043,250
2.Prostate Cancer268,49034,500
3.Lung and Bronchus Cancer236,740130,180
4.Colorectal Cancer151,03052,580
5.Melanoma of the Skin99,7807,650
6.Bladder Cancer81,18017,100
7.Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma80,47020,250
8.Kidney and Renal Pelvis Cancer79,00013,920
9.Uterine Cancer65,95012,550
10.Pancreatic Cancer62,21049,830

Rate of New Cases per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity & Sex: Pancreatic Cancer Males

(Table source)
All Races15.1
Non-Hispanic White15.7
Non-Hispanic Black17.7
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander11.0
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native16.5
Hispanic12.8

Rate of New Cases per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity & Sex: Pancreatic Cancer Females

(Table source)
All Races11.8
Non-Hispanic White11.7
Non-Hispanic Black14.9
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander9.2
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native10.0
Hispanic11.2

Percent of New Cases by Age Group: Pancreatic Cancer

(Table source)
Age RangePercent of New Cases
<200.1%
20–340.7%
35–441.9%
45–547.7%
55–6421.7%
65–7431.0%
75–8424.5%
>8412.4%

Death Rate per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity & Sex: Pancreatic Cancer Males

(Table source)
All Races12.7
Non-Hispanic White13.0
Non-Hispanic Black15.4
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander8.3
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native11.6
Hispanic9.6

Death Rate per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity & Sex: Pancreatic Cancer Females

(Table source)
All Races9.6
Non-Hispanic White9.6
Non-Hispanic Black12.4
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander7.0
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native8.7
Hispanic7.9

Percent of Deaths by Age Group: Pancreatic Cancer

(Table source)
Age RangePercent of Deaths
<200.0%
20–340.1%
35–441.0%
45–545.9%
55–6419.8%
65–7430.7%
75–8427.1%
>8415.4%
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