November 1st, 2023 marks the 1st day of “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in New Bedford after Mayor Jon Mitchell officially signed it into proclamation.
In the proclamation it states, “In 2023, an estimated 64,050 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and an estimated 50,550 will die from the disease. 1,400 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Massachusetts and an estimated 1,120 will die from the disease.”
The proclamation finishes stating,
“Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer death largely because there are no standard diagnotic tools or established early detection methoods in the general population to diagnose the disease in its early stages. The good health and well-being of the residents of New Bedford are enhanced as a direct result of increased awareness about pancreatic cancer and research into early detection, auses, and effective treatments.
Now therefore, I, Jon Mitchell, Mayor of the City of New Bedford, do officially proclaim the month of November 2023 as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in the City of New Bedford.”
City of New Bedford photo.