Life Expectancy Cancer
What Is The Typical Life Expectancy For Patients With Pancreatic Cancer?
The clock keeps ticking and even though life stops time races. During the last stages of cancer you can barely do anything much about it. You know it’s going to be over for you soon and whether you believe it or not it’s for real. Some keep worrying while others accept their fate and move on by living the remnants of their life to the fullest. That’s when the health care and therapist teams come into play. Many people often like to know how much time they have left and often these calculations can be confusing. Survival rate statistics conducted by various NGO’s or government organizations give a brief idea. But consultation from good therapists helps one approximate one’s own life expectancy.
The statistics generally are about 5 to 10 years old and a lot of the diagnostic and curing techniques have changed since. But they still seem to provide an overview of the whole situation.
Patients suffering from pancreatic cancer are affected the most because pancreatic cancer is rarely detected during its early stages. By the time it is detected it is too late and most of the times the shutters are almost down.
Survival rate statistics for pancreatic cancer: The statistics from various sources about the survival rate for pancreatic cancer are as following:
• 4% of white people in the US survive the 5 years of pancreatic cancer 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
• 4% of African American people in the US survive 5 years for pancreatic cancer 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
• After diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in the US the average life expectancy is 3 to 6 months (Media Conference, Arizona Cancer Center and University Medical Center)
• The survival rate for five year for pancreatic cancer is 4% in the US (Media Conference, Arizona Cancer Center and University Medical Center) Life lost on an average: 14.0 years Death toll: 29,082 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
Estimated mortality rate for pancreatic cancer from incidence and death statistics:
• Deaths: 29,082 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 29,082 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001))
• Incidence: 30,299 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 30,300 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
• 96.0% (ratio of deaths to incidence).