More than 64,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2023. Five year survival rate is just 12%.
This is great news though we will also need an increased awareness of how to tackle the early knowledge about illness in accordance with mental health. Here, the emphasis will shift, also, I think.
This is amazing, but bigger issue is that many of us already know we are at high risk for pancreatic cancer & most of us are not getting increased screening. Despite having a BRCA mutation, being a cancer survivor and having lost both my father & grandmother to pancreatic cancer I needed to tell my PCP what the high risk screening was. AI health advancements will only help if it they are accompanied by effective public education & medical training.