PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in November. This month, take action and help spread the word about the dangers of pancreatic cancer. This is the time of year that most people speak up about this disease, and one of the main goals is to raise funds for early diagnosis research. 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 last 40 years, but not for this kind of cancer. That’s why this month, it’s so important to play your part by using your voice, donating, or getting 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
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 November 16, 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!
In our research, we were unable to find the founder of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.