HAnd of patients with pancreatic cancer unnecessarily die from treatment delays after diagnosis, warned an important report.
More than 800 pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed at the first or second stage do not receive life-saving surgery, although the chances of survival increase tenfold.
Without surgery, only 2.3 percent of people survive for five years or more, but for those who have their tumor removed, it is 22.3 percent.
A recent report from Pancreatic Cancer UK warns that patients often have to wait months for tests to determine if they are eligible for surgery. It is often too late at this time. Two-thirds of the patients who could undergo surgery receive no …