Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A man lays on a white couch holding his stomach possibly before a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Despite so much progress made on cancer in recent years, pancreatic remains the toughest cancer to beat. It accounts for about 7.5 percent of all cancer deaths in the U.S., and, of those who have it, about 9 percent survive five years after diagnosis. The disease can be insidious because it has few early symptoms and can therefore be difficult to diagnose.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.