PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November serves as a reminder to take action and help spread the word about the dangers of pancreatic cancer. This is the time of year when most people speak up about this disease as we gather with families for the holidays. And one of the main goals is to raise funds for early diagnosis research. The month also features World Pancreatic Cancer Day on November 18th to push home the importance of screenings, research, improved treatments, and understanding of this deadly disease.
The unfortunate truth is, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all different types of cancer. Only 3-5% of those diagnosed survive for up to five years. Survival rates for most other kinds of cancer have gone up over the last 40 years, but not pancreatic cancer. That’s why it’s so important to play your part. Use your voice and share the facts. Encourage donations for improved treatment and finding a cure. Get involved with organizations that support pancreatic cancer research.
Since early diagnosis is so important with this kind of cancer, it’s important that we take advantage of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, so that eventually, it becomes more talked about all year round. Pancreatic cancer affects both men and women and is the seventh most common cancer death around the world. Let’s do something about it.
HOW TO OBSERVE #PancreaticCancerAwarenessMonth
PancONE President and CEO Michelle Capobianco will join National Day Calendar Founder Marlo Anderson during a live event on November 18th at 1 PM CST. Tune in on Facebook or on our other social media platforms as they discuss pancreatic cancer, its impact, and what PancONE is doing to make a difference. They will also be giving away prizes to the first 100 people who donate during the live broadcast!
Wear purple this month and use #PancreaticCancerAwarenessMonth, #PancreaticCancer, or #PancAware to post on social media. Reach out to someone you know that currently has pancreatic cancer, survived pancreatic cancer, or had a family member or friend pass away from the disease. If you want to get involved online or attend events near you, click here to find out what steps you can take. Remember, World Pancreatic Cancer Day is the third Thursday in November, so that’s a perfect time to proudly sport your purple and post on social media all day to raise awareness. Any little thing helps!
PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH HISTORY
In our research, we were unable to find the founder of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
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