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PANCREATIC CANCER REMAINS WORLD’S DEADLIEST FORM OF CANCER

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THIS IS PANCAN ACTION WEEK WHERE PANCREATIC CANCER SURVIVORS AND ADVOCATES WORK TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST FORM OF CANCER, AND ALSO TO RAISE MORE FEDERAL FUNDS FOR RESEARCH.

BETH DAY OF URBANDALE, A SEVEN-YEAR PANCREATIC CANCER SURVIVOR, SAYS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THEY’LL BE MAKING THEIR CASE BY PHONE THIS YEAR.

PAN3 OC……..”TOO MANY LIVES” :12

DAY, WHO WAS DIAGNOSED MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND OF 2014, SAYS THERE’S AN URGENT NEED FOR MORE RESEARCH FUNDING TO DEVELOP BETTER TREATMENT OPTIONS AS WELL AS AN EARLY DETECTION METHOD TO HELP CHANGE PATIENT OUTCOMES.

PAN4 OC…….. “IT’S TOO LATE” :10

WHEN FEDERAL RESEARCH FUNDING INCREASES, DAY SAYS SO DO PANCREATIC CANCER SURVIVAL RATES.

PAN5 OC…….”IN A YEAR” :13

WHEN DAY WAS DIAGNOSED, THE FIVE-YEAR SURVIVAL RATE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER WAS ONLY FOUR-PERCENT……TODAY, IT’S TEN-PERCENT.

THE FAST-MOVING DISEASE IS DIFFICULT TO DIAGNOSE BECAUSE THE SYMPTOMS CAN BE VAGUE AND ARE OFTEN IGNORED UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE.

THEY INCLUDE ABDOMINAL PAIN AND BACK PAIN, CHANGES IN STOOL, YELLOWING SKIN, WEIGHT LOSS, APPETITE LOSS, AND A FEELING OF BEING FULL AFTER ONLY EATING A LITTLE FOOD.

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