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The cancer Parrikar was fighting

NEW DELHI: As cancers go, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was dealing with a particularly tough one. Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates among cancers and is a type that is hard to screen for and diagnose. It is not as common as some of the other types of cancer but scantiness of incidence in this case is matched by the difficulty of treatment (Apple founder Steve Jobs, too, fell prey to it), making it one of the deadliest cancers. It’s the seventh most common cause of cancer death, accounting for 4.6% of all cancer deaths. […]

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