#Change4Cancer

WATCH: An in-depth look at pancreatic cancer & treatment options #Change4Cancer

Xolani Gwala hosted the second edition of #Change4Cancer.

Joining him was a panel of various stakeholders who looked at the many answered questions related to the disease.

They looked at matters relating to access to quality treatment, early screening and detection, behavioural change and alternative healing methods.

The 15th of November marks World Pancreatic Cancer Day, which is observed around the globe. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate among all major cancers.

In nearly every country, it’s the only major cancer with a single-digit five-year survival rate. Worldwide, it is estimated that more than 430,000 people will die from pancreatic cancer this year.

Pancreatic cancer is very important to talk about. It is very under-reported. International estimates say in South Africa we should be diagnosed 2500 cases and unfortunately, 2100 of those patients would pass away.

Sandhya Singh, Director for Noncommunicable Diseases National Health Department

WATCH: Xolani Gwala launches #Change4Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells form in the tissues of the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach and in front of the spine. The pancreas produces digestive juices and hormones that regulate blood sugar. Cells called exocrine pancreas cells produce the digestive juices, while cells called endocrine pancreas cells produce the hormones. The majority of pancreatic cancers start in the exocrine cells.


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