Monday, November 3, 2008

Not So Fun Fact # 3


Men are 20% more likely to get pancreatic cancer than women and the majority of cases occur in people over the age of 65. The incidence rate among African-Americans is 40 to 50% higher than other ethnic groups.
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Please do not let this statistic fool you. Our of all of my pancreatic cancer affected friends that I have met, all but 2 were women and many were under 65. I am not certain as to the age of one man, but one of my close PC Friends lost her dear son 2 months to the day after my mom died at the age of 38. They were all Caucasian.
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Visit www.pancan.org for more information on pancreatic cancer.

2 comments:

Jenny & Robert said...

Hey Ashley! I'm glad you're putting this info out there for folks. I've been meaning to tell you how sorry I am for your loss with your mom's passing. I remember seeing your blog at times last year and had read about it. But I did want you to know I had been keeping up even though I never left a note. :)
Many hugs,
Jenny

Kristin said...

Thank you for sharing this very important information. It just reminds me ONCE AGAIN, that I am behind on my annual checkups. I need to stay on top of things as much as I can.