Standard screening test: NONE
- Incidence is estimated to increase for pancreas and kidney cancer.
- Increases may be driven by changes in the prevalence of or exposure to risk factors and/or changes in diagnostic practices. Smoking, excess weight, physical inactivity, poor diet, alcohol consumption and infections continue to be important cancer prevention targets for the purpose of reducing incidence and disease-related costs.
- Prevention efforts to reduce known modifiable risk factors for these cancers must continue where possible. Additional etiological research is needed to better understand the reason for these changes in order to help guide risk reduction efforts.
Additional facts & information:
5 Year Survival
- Stage 0 – no data
- Stages 1&2 – 29%
- Stage 3 – 11%
- Stage 4 – 3%
About 81% of cases are diagnosed late, at stage 3 or stage 4.