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What can you tell me about pancreatic cancer?

What can you tell me about pancreatic cancer?

Very bad: when diagnosed is frequently late and incurable. On occasion will be found early in head of pancreas and removable by pancreaticoduodenostomy WHIPPLE operation. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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When should someone be worried about pancreatic cancer?

When should someone be worried about pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer: As soon as the diagnosis is made! Once diagnosis is made appropriate treatment will be done over time and hopefully all will be OK. Once OK, regular check ups with your doctors are in order. Wishing you well! ...Read more

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Worried about pancreatic cancer since my grandfather had it?

Worried about pancreatic cancer since my grandfather had it?

No evidence: That pancreatic cancer is hereditary. But it is a difficult one to find early, and if you develop it a difficult one to treat. There is no recommended screening tests for early detection of this type of deadly cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pancreatic cancer with liver metasis?

Can you tell me about pancreatic cancer with liver metasis?

This is not good...: Pancreas cancer is very difficult cancer to treat, mostly because when found, it has already spread to many other areas -- adjacent organs, lymph nodes, liver, lungs, or brain. That makes "early" treatment impossible. Fortunately new medications that can kill pancreas cancer cells (depending on the kind that one has) have helped many people live longer & better, but it is still a bad cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pancreatic cancer surgical procedure?

Can you tell me about pancreatic cancer surgical procedure?

Whipple most common: Surgery is most often performed for lesions of the head of the pancreas, the pancreatoduodenectomy or Whipple. When dx made by transduodenal biopsy of lesion seen on scan, the lesion has to be well localized, without any spread, even to lymph nodes and can not involve the superior mesenteric vein which passes under the neck to form portal vein. Only 10% of patients diagnosed can have surgery. ...Read more

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This year I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatus. Take creon, helps great. Now, I am type 1 diabetic. Should I worry about pancreatic cancer?

This year I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatus. Take creon, helps great. Now, I am type 1 diabetic. Should I worry about pancreatic cancer?

Not really: Chronic pancreatitis, diabetics has slightly higher incidence but not significant enough to worry, go for regular routine examinations from your physician. ...Read more

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Hi doctor i recently had mri with and without contrast and mrcp and the results cameback normal should i still worry about pancreatic cancer?

Hi doctor i recently had mri with and without contrast and mrcp and the results cameback normal should i still worry about pancreatic cancer?

No worries: You have no obvious reasons to be worried. I am wondering why you even had the MRCP done in the first place?? You are too young to have pancreatic Cancer until you get past 45 years. Anxiety is what you need to control....that can cause disease too1 ...Read more

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Up abdom pain extends to back. us & ct with contrast normal. Little pain in left also. Really worried about pancreatic cancer. Ct scan reassuring?

Up abdom pain extends to back. us & ct with contrast normal. Little pain in left also. Really worried about pancreatic cancer. Ct scan reassuring?

Pancreatic cancer: Go to a good gastroenterologist and let him lead the workup. There are other things that can be done. Check the 'web for the latest info. ...Read more

Dr. Debashish Bose
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Pancreatic Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the pancreas are fast growing abnormal cells. These can be adenocarcinoma that can grow quickly, difficult to diagnose at an early stage & only sometimes can be removed with surgery. Endocrine cancers tend to be slower growing & may produce hormones & are surgically removed. Cystic cancers also may have better success with surgery. All of these can be difficult ...Read more


Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more