November 13th is the second annual World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
Each year, more than 280,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This cancer is chronically underfunded and has dismal survival rates of 3 to 6%. These rates haven’t improved over the past forty years, because of the lack of funding. Greater awareness and understanding of the illness among the public, medical community and government results in increased investment and interest in the disease, which will allow more people to be diagnosed in time for surgery – currently the only potential for a cure.
Inaugurated in 2014, World Pancreatic Cancer Day is a new collaborative initiative by international cancer groups to promote global awareness of this devastating disease. People all over the world are wearing purple and taking to social media to spread the word about pancreatic cancer.
Visit www.worldpancreaticcancerday.org or find @worldpancreatic on Instagram and Twitter for more info on how to show your support and join in the fight against pancreatic cancer.