Pancreatic Cancer Facts Quiz

This test was made to increase pancreatic cancer awareness, and we hope that you learn a lot from it. Pancreatic cancer is the 4th-most leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. According to the National Cancer Institute, 162,878 lives were taken by pancreatic cancer from 2003 to 2007.

Do your best in answering the questions. The correct answers are displayed once you get your score. Please help spread awareness of pancreatic cancer.

Created by: Ami and Nazia
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What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
What is your gender?
Male
Female
1. What is the purpose of the pancreas?
production of enzymes for digestion
production of endocrine hormones
production of acid
both 1 and 2
2. What are some symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
loss of appetite and weight loss
abdominal pain, radiating to the back
no obvious symptoms
any of the above are possible with pancreatic cancer
3. Is there a genetic component to pancreatic cancer?
Yes, there is a family history in 50 to 60 percent of cases
Yes, there is a family history in 25 to 30 percent of cases
Slightly. There is a family history in 5 to 10 percent of cases
No genetic component at all
4. Which is the most effective diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer?
a blood test
urine test
imaging test, such as a CT scan
A physical exam
5. Most cases of pancreatic cancer are diagnosed before age 60, T/F
true
false
6. Which of these is known to increase the risk of this cancer?
alcohol
cigarettes
coffee
all of the above
7. The Whipple procedure is the name of the surgery frequently used for cancer of the head of the pancreas, T/F
true
false
8. The five year survival rate for all pancreatic cancers is approximately...
5 percent
15 percent
30 percent
60 percent
9. Pancreas transplant is a common treatment, T/F
true
false
10. Men are more likely than women to get this type of cancer, T/F
true
false

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