The top 5 causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States per healthguidance.org are broken down below:
Pancreatic Cancer, being the fourth is anticipated to become the second around 2020! This was found in the American Cancer Society’s findings as well as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Report titled “The Alarming Rise of Pancreatic Cancer Deaths in the United States.”
These 2 organizations also reported some more alarming facts:
- The location of the pancreas deep in the abdominal cavity is a factor HINDERING EARLY DETECTION of pancreatic cancer.
- Pancreatic cancer is the eighth most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the eleventh most commonly diagnosed in men.
- In 2015, an estimated 48,960 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States, and approximately 40,560 will die from the disease.
- Pancreatic cancer is one of the nation’s deadliest cancers, with a five-year SURVIVAL RATE OF JUST 7 PERCENT. An estimated 72 percent of patients will die in the first year of diagnosis.
- High-priority research areas being explored in pancreatic cancer include identifying biomarkers for early detection using registries of patients with a family history of pancreatic cancer, developing drugs that target specific gene mutations, understanding how the tumor microenvironment alters drug delivery and harnessing the immune system for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
This is why Uniform Advantage wants to help! With these scary statistics, this disease needs more funding, resources and attention so that more people are educated about it. If you know of anyone that has been diagnosed with this cancer, help is available through great organizations like the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. They were founded in 1999 as a “nationwide network of supporters working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.” Uniform Advantage is one of their newest supporters and has donated over $3,000 to help fight pancreatic cancer. $1 from the sale of each of their Tree of Hope White scrub tops and jackets will be donated.
About Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase survival for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative — The Vision of Progress: Double Pancreatic Cancer Survival by 2020. Together, we can Wage Hope in the fight against pancreatic cancer by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research, and advocate for dedicated federal research to advance early diagnostics and better treatments and increase chances of survival. For more information, go to http://www.wagehope.org. For more information, please visit www.pancan.org.
Help us spread awareness about this cancer and together, let’s help achieve Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s vision of doubling survival by 2020!
Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win a 3M™ Littmann® Classic II Pink Ribbon Stethoscope courtesy of Uniform Advantage’s Win It Wednesday contest!
This medical instrument is stunning to look at! It is pink, has a two-sided chestpiece and offers high acoustic sensitivity for superior performance. A tunable diaphragm on one side augments the traditional bell function of the opposite side. It includes soft sealing eartips and is approximately 28″ in length. What is even better is that Littmann will donate $5 from the sale of this stethoscope offered on our site to the American Cancer Society to help raise funds for Breast Cancer but today, 1 lucky winner will win it for free!
Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook. It involves 3 easy steps:
1. LIKE this post on our Blog and/or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs
2. SHARE our Win It Wednesday Facebook contest post on your own wall
3. COMMENT on the Blog Post/Facebook post by answering this timely question: What is your greatest accomplishment so far in your career?
Once all Blog/Facebook comments are in and confirmed that you have shared our contest post, we will randomly choose 1 winner (using woobox.com), who will then receive a FREE 3M™ Littmann® Classic II Pink Ribbon Stethoscope. Click here for a preview.
This contest is for one day only and will end tomorrow, Thursday 30th October by 1pm EST and we will announce the winners the same day on Facebook and our Blog.
•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.
•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).
•Selected contestants have 3 business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.
Thank you for your participation!
This year, Uniform Advantage, as well as other UA Brands, including Wild Mint Shop, Neighborhoodies, & Chef Uniforms, will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Event. The event will take place on April 11 @6:30PM to April 12 @9AM!
Relay For Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk for ACS, where teams of people camp out at a local school or park and take turns walking around a track or path. Because, cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. At the event we raise funds, celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and learn more about how to fight back against cancer.
Over the course of several weeks, not only will employees at the corporate office sign up to walk during the Relay 4 Life event, we will also host multiple fundraising events to raise money and awareness as we fight back against cancer.
Our first event sure was sweet! It left everyone in the office energized, chatty, and full! You guessed it…a BAKE SALE! Thanks to all the bakers who brought in delightful treats such as almond pound cake, oatmeal cookies, banana nut muffins…etc! We were full throughout the day with plenty of leftovers. So not to forget those that donated, we thank everyone else for helping us get closer to our fundraising goal by indulging in a little or a lot of sweetness!
If you would like to donate on behalf of our UA team and fight back against cancer, please visit our site to learn more. http://main.acsevents.org/goto/UAscrubs