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Pancreatic Cancer will be Second Deadliest Cancer in U.S. by 2030

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs battled pancreatic cancer for years. He passed away in October 2011. (AP Photo)
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs battled pancreatic cancer for years. He passed away in October 2011. (AP Photo)

 

(Tech Times) – Pancreatic cancer will become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030 overtaking prostate cancer and breast cancer currently considered as the second deadliest cancer for men and women respectively, projections made by researchers from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in California and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas show.

Lung cancer currently holds the top position as the most dangerous cancer in the U.S. and data from the research “Projecting Cancer Incidence and Deaths to 2030: The Unexpected Burden of Thyroid, Liver, and Pancreas Cancers in the United States” which was published in the American Association for Cancer Research journal Cancer Research on May 19 show that it will retain its position 16 years from now. Pancreatic cancer and liver cancer, however, will take the second and third top spots as deadliest forms of cancer by 2030 overtaking breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer.

For their projection, the researchers took into account changes in the country’s demographics such as the advancing age of the population, the availability of effective screening and prevention methods as well as the prevalence of risk factors such as certain diseases and smoking. The availability of better and advanced screening methods, for instance, is projected to reduce the number of prostate, breast and colorectal cancers incidences.

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