What are the mortality rates for pancreatic cancer?

Updated: Jan 10, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Although pancreatic cancer constitutes only about 3% of all cancers in the United States, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, being responsible for 8% of all cancer-related deaths.The American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States in 2020, about 47,050 people (24,640 men and 22,410 women) will die of pancreatic cancer. During 2008 to 2017, the death rate for pancreatic cancer increased slightly (by 0.4% per year) in whites and decreased slightly (by 0.5% per year) in blacks. [11]


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