World Pancreatic Cancer Day is celebrated on November 18 around the world. This date was created to spread awareness about this deadly disease and to encourage the global population to fight against it.
World Pancreatic Cancer Day was founded by health agencies from 30 countries in an effort to join forces to battle against cancer and save more lives. Unfortunately, every year around 500 thousand new cases of pancreatic cancer are registered. Most people are unaware of this disease, due to its insidious nature, so there is still much work to be done to raise awareness. In 1761, Italian anatomist Giovanni Battista Morgagni published the work “De Sedibus et causis morborum per anatomen indagatis” which included a description of the disease, though it was not confirmed due to the impossibility of microscopic examination. In 1858, Jacob Mendes Da Costa studied this work and performed the necessary manipulations to confirm that it was indeed a real disease.
- Tumors can appear in people of any gender and age, both children and elderly people.
- Solar radiation can cause skin cancer, especially for people with pale skin.
- If cancer is detected at an early stage, the chances of being cured are very high.
- Oncology cannot be cured by folk remedies.
- Some forms of the disease can be asymptomatic, so a person may not even be aware of its presence. Timely tests can help detect and treat it.
How to take part
If you have been visiting the hospital for a long time, it’s time to make an appointment with a doctor! Do self-examinations too, as many patients accidentally find tumors in various places. Make a donation to a fund that helps those affected by the disease. Spread awareness by telling your friends and family about the holiday, so that everyone knows about its existence.
When is World Pancreatic Cancer Day celebrated in 2023?
World Pancreatic Cancer Day is observed on November 18 each year.