Oswego County Marks World Pancreatic Cancer Day

World Pancreatic Cancer Day
World Pancreatic Cancer Day

OSWEGO – The Oswego County Legislature’s Health Committee recognized Nov. 16 as World Pancreatic Cancer Day in a campaign to raise awareness about one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is the seventh most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women across the globe.

Last year, it surpassed breast cancer to become the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

This year, an estimated 53,670 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease and 43,090 will die from it.

Research into early detection and effective treatment is imperative to the survival, health and well-being of men and women around the world.

Pictured from left to right are: Morris Sorbello, District 23; Terry Wilbur, District 21; Committee Vice Chairman James Karasek, District 22; Marie C. Schadt, District 19; Julie Foster; Committee Chairman John Proud, District 7; Margaret Kastler, District 1; Heather DelConte, District 18; and Frank Castiglia Jr., District 25.