Pancreatic cancer preventability statistics
Pancreatic cancer is the tenth most common cancer in the UK.
Pancreatic cancer incidence
In 2013, 9,389 cases of pancreatic cancer were diagnosed. Of these cancer cases, 4,706 were in men and 4,683 were in women.
Pancreatic cancer mortality
Pancreatic cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death in the UK. In 2013, there were 8,524 deaths from pancreatic cancer. Of these deaths, 4,234 were men and 4,290 were women.
Smoking is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. But scientists also estimate the following proportion of pancreatic cancer cases could be prevented in the UK through healthy changes:
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The evidence shows that excess fat around the waist probably increases the risk of pancreatic cancer.