Pancreatic cancer is ranked fourth in causing cancer deaths in America. Research shows that of all patients detected with this disease, only 6 percent will survive for five years, and those who are diagnosed with advanced cancer of the pancreas will not live for more than a year.
Therefore, there is a dire need for extensive research and development with regards to pancreatic cancer. Finding a cure for pancreatic cancer has not been given the importance it deserves even when various foundations have been set up all over Texas and the United States as a whole.
Foundations for pancreatic cancer have devoted funds for research projects hoping to bring an evolution in finding a cure or early detection method. The many noteworthy scientific findings and discoveries of this deadly disease have not yielded much; there is still a lot to be done.
Investing in research is important because:
- It can help to find a test that will necessitate early detection of pancreatic cancer.
- It can pave the way for more effective, long-term treatments.
- It can help find a cure for pancreatic cancer.
- Presently, researchers and scientists are studying the growth and genetic code of pancreatic cancer. Findings have revealed that cancer grows slowly and gradually and that it instantly affects the pancreas itself.
Any funds received are dedicated to developing advanced and progressive diagnostic tests that are sensitive enough to identify and distinguish the changes in the pancreas early enough.
Money, time and effort are being spent to enhance new methods and techniques for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Vaccines are developed to help boost the immunity of patients to help them fight against pancreatic cancer. Improved drugs are being developed to help shrink the tumors, and injections that target the cancerous cells are being availed to patients.
The public, doctors, politicians and all other stakeholders are encouraged to volunteer and donate towards fighting to end pancreatic cancer. By donating, you will give a pancreatic cancer patient a chance to fight against this disease.