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Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Variable: We cannot predict the survival of any individual with great reliability. We know the statistics for large numbers of patients with any given disease, ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Uncontrolled growth: Cancer is uncontrolled growth of cells that has escaped normal mechanisms of control that exists in the body to control cell growth and repair damage ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on location: Pancreas is a fish-shaped organ with its head tucked into the duodenum (c-shaped beginning of small intestine coming off stomach). If tumor blocks bi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Treatment for : Pancreatic cancer is the same for other GI cancers: surgery when feasible, chemo, and radiation therapy. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancers are somet ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Highly variable: Each person is different. Much of the early stage of pancreas cancer has no symptoms. May have gradual onset of lack or appetite and gradual weight lo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probable viral: Pancreas cancer starts out as an intraductal lesion similar to breast DTIC (dacarbazine). It smolders within the ductal system for 15-20 yrs before f ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Biopsy: Pathology gives the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, typically a needle guided biopsy of the pancreatic mass seen at the time of endoscopy a ct-guide ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
In the pancreas: Can be anywhere in the gland itself.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Clinical trial: I would suggest that you consider a clinical trial. Find a national cancer institute designated cancer center near you (www.Cancer.Gov) and consider e ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
It may be hereditary: There is some evidence that pancreatic cancer may occur more in some families. Johns hopkins was doing a study on families with pancreatic cancer wher ... Read More

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