Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer – Behind the stomach is the pancreas which has two cells that have specific duties – the exocrine cells make a substance that breaks down food, while the other, the endocrine cells make hormones that help control sugar levels in the blood. Early-stage pancreatic cancer begins, as explained by the American Cancer Society when cells in the pancreas start to grow out of control and crowd out normal cells. It is a very aggressive form of cancer with very few symptoms until it is really too late and the cancer is advanced to a stage 4 status.

Symptoms – 95% of pancreatic cancer is described as the exocrine type is still very difficult to detect until it has spread and then serious. Here are a few symptoms however to consider: jaundice or a yellowing of the skin, dull ache in the abdomen region, pain in the back, nausea, vomiting, potential bloating

What Causes Pancreatic Cancer – Nobody can pinpoint a traditional cause because the root issue is a cell in the pancreas is damaged and its DNA altered. What caused the damage is still unknown but researchers continue to find the root cause and prevention as well as better ways to detect a damaged DNA cell much sooner.

Treatment – Pancreatic cancer treatment usually a multidisciplinary team can coordinate care which would usually include and a combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or even targeted therapy with some of the latest DNA testing methods and discoveries.

Ribbon – The awareness ribbon for Pancreatic Cancer is purple

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Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

There are few words in my mind that evoke more fear than pancreatic cancer. Even those with limited knowledge of the disease know that it

Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Survival

Pancreatic cancer is one that strikes fear in the most stoic among us. tells us that although pancreatic cancer accounts for only 3% of cancer diagnoses in a given year, it is responsible for 7% of cancer deaths annually.

Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a silent killer in that symptoms usually start appearing after the cancer has advanced to a stage 3 or stage 2 level.

University of Glasgow discover 4 subtypes of Pancreatic Cancer

University of Glasgow discover 4 subtypes of Pancreatic Cancer

Earlier this year the University of Glasgow made several discoveries which will not only assist doctors in creating treatment strategies for patients with pancreatic cancer, but also will allow pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs to battle this most lethal of cancers.

Aussies Use Nanotech to Battle Pancreatic Cancer

Aussies Use Nanotech to Battle Pancreatic Cancer

Down-Under some Scientists have been utilizing so exciting new tech – nanomedicine that can take one of the deadliest of all cancers, pancreatic cancer: Nanotech that can deliver drugs to targeted areas of the body.