Fox 24 News at 7: November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month


November marks National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is urging you to demand better for patients affected by the world’s toughest cancer.

People around the country will celebrate World Pancreatic Cancer Day on November 15. People are encouraged to wear purple in support of the efforts to raise awareness for the deadliest cancer.

The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is just 9 percent and the disease kills more than breast cancer in the U.S. 

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer on all fronts including research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. The organization is determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival by 2020.

You can learn more about the organization as well as about pancreatic cancer here.

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