Excess body weight tips the scale on pancreatic cancer risk
Following our recent report that reviewed the latest evidence on pancreatic cancer risk we have put together an infographic for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month that captures the key risk factors and the scale of the problem.
Pancreatic cancer is often advanced by the time someone experiences symptoms, which means people often don’t consult a doctor until it’s too late. Less than one in five survive the disease a year after diagnosis.
The latest prevention research confirms that you can help avoid pancreatic cancer by maintaining a healthy weight. Excess body weight and smoking both increase risk.
Check out the risk factors and the numbers of people affected globally by this disease. Let us know what you think about this infographic. Helpful?