“You have pancreatic cancer” – Shock, sadness, worry, and fear are all emotions that cancer patients may feel when hearing such devastating prognosis. To make matters worse, pancreatic cancer is expected to become the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US by 2020. Stage IV pancreatic cancer patients have an average survival rate of only 1.5% after 5 years. Pancreatic cancer is also difficult to detect because there are no signs or symptoms in early stages of the cancer. Additionally, early symptoms often share similarities with other types of illnesses resulting in either a wrong diagnosis or catching the cancer at an advanced stage. But there is hope...
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