Probably a good time to talk about pancreatic cancer

  Percent of pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed when the disease is still localized: 8 Their 5-year relative survival: 21.5% Percent of pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed when the disease has metastasized: 53 Their 5-year relative survival: 1.8% Mean survival rate after diagnosis: < 1 year Ranking in cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide: 4 Number of effective screening procedures for early detection of pancreatic cancer: 0 Number of people who will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer during their lifetime: 1 in 71. Estimated number of people in the US who were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010: 43,140 Estimated number of people in the US who died from  pancreatic cancer in 2010: 36,800 Median age of death from pancreatic cancer in the US, 2003-2007: 73 Number of National Institutes of Health funded grants having the words "pancreatic  AND (adenocarcinoma OR carcinoma OR cancer)" in their abstracts: 477 Estimated annual  funding for these grants: $34,897,600 Estimated cost of Kim Kardashian's wedding: >$18,000,000 Estimated total annual health care costs in the US for treating pancreatic pancer: $2,600,000,000 Average cost of treating a pancreatic cancer patient in the US: $87,784 Average cost of treating a pancreatic cancer patient in Sweden: $21,899 Total annual costs of pancreatic cancer to the US economy, including lost work days, lost wages: $4,900,000,000 Percent of pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed with major depression: 76       People near me who I loved and died of pancreatic cancer: 1*    
Sources: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/pancreas.html http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/PancreaticCancer/DetailedGuide/pancreatic-cancer-detection http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm http://www.wikeez.com/en/people/pictures-kim-kardashian%E2%80%99s-extravagant-wedding-12871 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/409001_2 http://www.asco.org/ascov2/Meetings/Abstracts?&vmview=abst_detail_view&confID=40&abstractID=33928 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21850604 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/468138_6  
  * Not S.J.    
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One Response to “Probably a good time to talk about pancreatic cancer”

  1. MRR says:

    Condoleances. Not much else to say.