Pancreatic cancer is one of the coldest diseases with the highest mortality rate in the total number of patients.
On Thursday, November 15, people around the world will remember the need to fight this disease.
Olomouc University Hospital joins this year's World Pancreatic Cancer Day with a seminar and illumination of a new clinic.
City Hall Olomouc will "wrap" the historic building of the City Hall in purple color.
Experts warn that this year in the Czech Republic will diagnose 2100 cases of pancreatic cancer.
"2000 patients die, there is currently no standard screening test or method for early detection of this disease." Development and research, therefore, continue to look for signs of disease. Early diagnosis is vital, "said Chestmir Neoral, head of the First Surgical Clinic Olomouc.
The cause of most cases of pancreatic cancer is unknown, but the research identified risk factors.
"This includes family history, diabetes, pancreatitis, smoking, obesity, or eating disorders," Neoral said.
The symbol of World Pancreatic Cancer Day is the purple color that marks the world's largest buildings this day. This year, the Municipal Assembly of the city of Olomouc has joined an initiative that will allow the city hall to violently illuminate.