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Is pancreatic cancer a very common disease within the general population?

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No: Hi. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year about 46,400 Americans will get pancreatic cancer (pCA) and 39,600 will die of it. Our total population is about 320 million people, so not very common in the general population. pCA accounts for about 3% of all US cancer patients, so not very common among the cancer patient population either. Unfortunately, it has a fairly poor prognosis.
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Good luck, m' friend!
Oct 10, 2014

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