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Are there support groups for people with pancreatic cancer?

Are there support groups for people with pancreatic cancer?

PANCAN: The best group out there is the pancreatic cancer action network, aka pancan. Their liason program connects people with experience with pancreatic cancer with those seeking more information. www.pancan.org. ...Read more

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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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Are there any support groups for people that have stomach cancer?

Are there any support groups for people that have stomach cancer?

Contact: Locate & contact your local american cancer society and ask for help & direction. www.cancer.org. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for people with tinnitus?

Are there support groups for people with tinnitus?

Yes, Brookline is : close to many. See the American Tinnitus Association, www.ata.org/support. Clinics include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, www.bidmc.org/YourHealth/Conditions-AZ.aspx?ChunkID=11504, Mass. Eye & Ear, www.masseyeandear.org/for-patients/patient-guide/patient-education/diseases-and-conditions/tinnitus/ & Mario Hearing Clinics, www.mariohearingclinics.com/tinnitus-retraining-therapy. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for pick's disease?

Are there support groups for pick's disease?

See below: These websites below might serve as a starting point. Good luck! http://www.Ftdsg.Org/index.Htm__ http://www.Theaftd.Org/. ...Read more

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What are some stomach cancer support groups?

What are some stomach cancer support groups?

ACS: Please look up or go online and contact your local american cancer society and ask what is available in your area. www.cancer.org. ...Read more

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What types of support resources are available for cancer patients, families?

What types of support resources are available for cancer patients, families?

Many: There are many support services available for patients and families. One can begin to search for local resources. If none are available, contact the american cancer society, the leukemia/lymphoma foundation, or the leukemia society for resources. ...Read more

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What are their any grants out there for people with terminal cancer?

What are their any grants out there for people with terminal cancer?

You mean economic...: ...assistance? It will depend on your situation and where you live at. Your local American Cancer Society or even local oncologist office will know better what's available in your city and state. ...Read more

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Are there certain types of food that are good for people with breast cancer?

Are there certain types of food that are good for people with breast cancer?

Yes: Good healthful food which is low in fat and avoids too much sugar so that your weight is kept in the normal/healthful range is recommended. Also daily exercise will help to keep you healthy. ...Read more

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What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

12 steps: I love 12 step programs - the neutral one is positive anonymous 12 step program - any 12 step program would work. ...Read more

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Are there any online support groups for those diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa?

Are there any online support groups for those diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa?

Check this web site: Ther are many on this web.http://www.blindness.org/index.php?searchword=support+group&ordering=&searchphrase=all&advanced=0&option=com_search.

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Are there any teen or young adult support groups for people with gluten or celiac?

Are there any teen or young adult support groups for people with gluten or celiac?

Probably: This is not my area of expertise ...... But, i follow a primal / paleo diet by choice which is a grain free diet. If you look for "paleo" there is an amazing community online and (hopefully) locally also! my favorite websites are mark's daily apple (search "teen"), the food lovers kitchen, paleo hacks, and for recipes, chowstalker. Also, search for paleo blogs! ...Read more

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What are some reputable support groups for incest survivors?

Two 12 Step groups: You might want to consider attending a meeting of survivors of incest anonymous (sia) and/or incest survivors anonymous (isa) the most important difference is that anyone who has been a perpetrator is asked not to attend isa even if the perpetrator was also a victim of incest. ...Read more

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Are there breast cancer scholarships for children of survivors?

Are there breast cancer scholarships for children of survivors?

Possibly: There are scholarships for children whose parents are dealing with, or who have died from, various cancers. Here's a site that lists some of them: http://inheritanceofhope.Org/scholarships/17-available-scholarships.Html there may well be more than this. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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To function. Are there group homes for people?

To function. Are there group homes for people?

Yes: Group homes exist for a number of different reasons. They provide a safe structured environment where skilled staff can provide care, training and support for others with special needs arising from physical or mental disorders. Examples would be patients suffering from schizophrenia, head trauma and mental retardation. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for rosacea sufferers?

Rosacea support grps: Go to rosacea.Org to search for support groups near you. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for people with pancreatic cancer?

PANCAN: The best group out there is the pancreatic cancer action network, aka pancan. Their liason program connects people with experience with pancreatic cancer with those seeking more information. www.pancan.org. ...Read more

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How do people with pancreatic cancer die?

How do people with pancreatic cancer die?

Body gives out: Cancer eats away at the body and takes away all the nutrition. Eventually u have no energy to function and body shuts down. Some pts die from infection in the bile duct others from liver failure due to metastasis. Everybody is little different. Unfortunately, most pts die from this disease. Death does not have to be painful, however. We have do many ways to helpout and help pts die with dignity. ...Read more

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Which options are available for people with pancreatic cancer stage 4?

Palliation: By the time that these cancers are stage 4, there is not much that can be done that is curative. Chemotherapy (gemcitabine) may slow the tumor down or mitigate some of the tumor symptoms. Radiation may also be used in a palliative manner to decrease some of the symptoms. Surgery is not done as the tumor is too widespread. Finally, an option is hospice care, particularly if the patient is frail. ...Read more

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On average, how long do people with pancreatic cancer live?

On average, how long do people with pancreatic cancer live?

Survival by Stage: Stage 5-year relative survival stage ia: 37% stage ib 21% stage iia 12% stage iib 6% stage iii 2% stage iv 1%. ...Read more

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Recently, the American Cancer Society writes many people with pancreatic cancer live much longer than 5 yrs. and many are cured. Can this be real?

Recently, the American Cancer Society writes many people with pancreatic cancer live much longer than 5 yrs. and many are cured. Can this be real?

That's true: It depends on type of cancer, extent of disease, surgical removal of cancer, response to adjunctive treatments like chemotherapy etc and overall health condition of the patient. In a favorable combination of above factors survival beyond five years is possible. ...Read more

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What does pancreatic cancer look like?

HUH !!!: Do you mean under ther microscope or grossly Grossly it looks like a cauliflower ...Read more

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Can I get pancreatic cancer my age is19?

Can I get pancreatic cancer my age is19?

Possible: Unfortunately, cancer shows no limits in terms of what ages it can affect. However, cancer is much less likely in a 19 year old. I recommend waiting for official biopsy results before assuming this is cancer. It will be important to know not only if it is a pancreatic cancer, but also to know what type of cancer. ...Read more

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Who is most at risk for pancreatic cancer?

Who is most at risk for pancreatic cancer?

Cancer: I don't think any doctor can predict who will or won't get pancreatic cancer. I presume a family member or close friend has this. I have never heard or seen that it is contagious. ...Read more

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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

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What is anyone's risk of getting pancreatic cancer?

Very low: The age-adjusted incidence rate was 12.1 per 100, 000 men and women per year. http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/pancreas.html. ...Read more

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What is pancreatic cancer and how do people get it?

What is pancreatic cancer and how do people get it?

The pancreas is: Both an exocrine organ of digestion, and the bile duct from the liver passes through it, and an endocrine organ producing gastrin, insuln and other peptide hormones. Cancer is uncontrolled growth, and this organ lives near the root of the blood supply to and from liver and guts. Cigarettes associated. No screening test. Increasing. One i pray daily not to get. ...Read more

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Why is pancreatic cancer different from other cancers?

Why is pancreatic cancer different from other cancers?

Deep gland: Hi. The pancreas is deep in the abdomen and cannot be felt on physical exam. Therefore, the diagnosis is not considered until it causes signs and/or symptoms (e.g., pain, nausea, jaundice), by which time it's had the opportunity to grow and spread. ...Read more

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Is it rare for a 29 year old to have pancreatic cancer?

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Very rare- 0.4 %: From 2005-2009, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the pancreas was 71 years of age. Approximately 0.1% were diagnosed under age 20; 0.4% between 20 and 34; 2.2% between 35 and 44. ...Read more

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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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What is an accurate way to find pancreatic cancer early?

No screening test: Unfortunately there is no screening tests for pancreatic cancer. Ct scan can help identify pancreatic cancers but you would need symptoms first for a doctor to order such a study. But by that time many pancreatic cancers have become somewhat advanced. This is a tough cancer to diagnosis early and tough to treat. ...Read more

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How is pancreatic cancer so different from other cancers?

It resides in a : Critial anatomic cross roads of GI tract, ducts draining liver and pancreas, and key blood vessels that cannot be extracted. By the time it produces sympotoms, it commonlt has engulfed teh key structures or already spread. No early warning tests either, and does not respond to our present tools very well. ...Read more

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What are the long-term consequences of pancreatic cancer?

What are the long-term consequences of pancreatic cancer?

Unfortunately its a: Diagnosis which is very aggressive. Treatment for this malignancy is still not that advanced. The preponderance of people die within 6 months. There are exceptions but they are quite rare as of yet. Dr. B. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more