Pancreatic cancer is one of the most asthmatic diseases with the highest mortality rate in the total number of patients.
On Thursday 15 November, people around the world will recall the need to fight this disease.
Olomouc University Hospital participates in this World Day of Parkinson Cancer, with a seminar and illumination of a new clinic.
The City Hall of Olomouc will dress the historic building of the Town Hall in a purple color.
Experts warn that this year 2100 cases of pancreatic cancer in the Czech Republic will be diagnosed.
"Currently, there is no standard screening test or method for early detection of this disease, so development and research continue to look for disease markers." Early diagnosis is vital, "he said. Čestmír Neoral, Head of the First Surgery Clinic in Olomouc.
The cause of most cases of pancreatic cancer is unknown, but research studies have shown risk factors.
"These include family history, diabetes, pancreatitis, smoking, obesity or eating disorders," said Neoral.
The symbol of the World Day of Pancreatic Cancer is a violet color that today marks the great buildings of the world. This year, the City of Olomouc has also joined the initiative, which will leave the city hall building illuminated violently.
Author: Daniela Tauberová