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Today, retired police officer Warwick Brown is enjoying spending time with family and travelling. Only a few years ago, however, pancreatic cancer was threatening to disrupt his future.
Over the past three decades the number of cases of pancreatic cancer in New South Wales has approximately doubled for males and nearly tripled for females. A similar pattern is observed for deaths from pancreatic cancer. In 2006, pancreatic cancer accounted for 2.2 per cent of all new cases of cancer. Pancreatic cancer accounted for 5.4 per cent of all cancer deaths and was the sixth most common cause of cancer mortality in New South Wales in 2006.