Pancreatic cancer is one of the most alarming and insidious types of cancer. The disease only presents symptoms during its later stages and makes it difficult to detect. Even after its detection, getting effective treatment becomes hard because it is often too late.  As the third most dangerous cancer type, pancreatic cancer kills more than 90% of patients in less than five years, causing more mortality than breast cancer.

More than 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every year.  The Texas Pancreatic Cancer Association Network has managed to save lives by undertaking a multipronged approach towards dealing with the disease and making sure that the people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive. The networks work tirelessly with patients and their families to ensure that they live healthy lives.

For them to ensure that they can prevent many deaths from pancreatic cancer, the association networks play several significant roles as follows:

  • They use multiple fronts to approach the issue: The association networks invest in clinical initiatives and research as well as services geared towards patients and legal aid. The association networks community receives financial aid from a nationwide net of support. The funding is used to improve the quality of life for patients at present and in future increase the rate of survival as much as possible.
  • They function systematically: Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer need to get the best treatment and improve their quality of life. Research is the only way this can happen. For research to take place and bring successful findings, a scientific community must be involved.

Pancreatic cancer awareness needs to be spread around the world to increase the knowledge of the disease and get funds to help in the search for a cure. The pancreatic cancer associations are doing this, but it also requires everyone’s participation.