News | November 15, 2007

November Is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November 16, 2007 - Pancreatic cancer, the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. doesn't normally show signs or symptoms until it is advanced, and an estimated 37,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer will be diagnosed in 2007.

Symptoms include jaundice, unexplained weight loss, and pain in the upper or middle abdomen and back, often these signs are confused with many other illnesses.

PanCAN offers a library of pancreatic cancer educational literature for patients and families. Complimentary copies of these educational items are available for medical facilities at the website below.

For more information: www.pancan.org

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