November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about this deadly disease and advocating for early detection, research, and improved treatment options. During this awareness month, organizations like the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society, healthcare professionals, and communities come together to educate the public about the risk factors, symptoms, and importance of early diagnosis. By spreading awareness, we can encourage individuals to pay attention to their bodies, recognize potential warning signs, and seek medical advice promptly. Additionally, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month serves as a reminder of the urgent need for research funding to develop better diagnostic tools and innovative treatments, ultimately improving the chances of survival for those diagnosed with this devastating disease.

Supporting Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month also means extending a hand to patients and their families, offering them the emotional and practical support they need. It’s an opportunity for communities to come together to honor the memories of those who have fought or are currently fighting pancreatic cancer. By fostering a sense of unity and understanding, we can work towards a future where pancreatic cancer is diagnosed at an earlier stage, treatments are more effective, and, ultimately, find a cure for this challenging illness.

Also, Thursday, November 16 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day – an even more focused opportunity to recognize this disease and the numerous efforts to improve the care of those affected. Please remember to “wear purple” and spread the word.

Olca Basturk, President
Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society