Pancreatic Cancer

By: David Gomez

Pancreatic Cancer how does it happen?

Pancreatic cancer is either inherited by mom or dad, or caused by damaged DNA. We our selves can damage our DNA by smoking.

how is it treated?

They have many methods

surgery, surgery followed by chemotherapy, Surgery followed by chemoradiation, and a clinical trial of combination chemotherapy.

survival rates

According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 6%. this is awfully low and thats because most people are diagnosed to late by the time surgery is nearly impossible to do, and the cancer has spread everywhere.
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who typically gets it?

In about 46,000 people per year in the U.S., pancreatic cancer will arise, grow, and spread, often before it's ever discovered. As with many types of cancer, the causes of pancreatic cancer are mysterious. Although certain risk factors have been identified, the story is far from complete