(HealthDay News) — Many adults may be unaware of the signs or symptoms of pancreatic cancer, according to results of a survey released by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).
The survey was commissioned by PanCAN and conducted online between September 30 and October 3, 2022. A total of 1045 adults participated.
Overall, 1 in 6 respondents (17%) said they know the signs or symptoms of pancreatic cancer. This included 20% of men and 15% of women.
Older respondents were less likely than younger respondents to say they know the signs or symptoms of pancreatic cancer (13% of those aged 55 years or older vs 20% of adults ages 18 to 34 years).
However, 46% of respondents correctly identified stomach pain as a sign or symptom of pancreatic cancer, 40% correctly identified weight loss, and 39% correctly identified fatigue, pancreatitis, and loss of appetite.