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Can you tell me if there is any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease head)?

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...curative? The answer would be surgery if the patient is fortunate enough to discover it early. Even then there is a good chance that it will come back. Chemo and radiation may control it for a while but very seldom for a long time. No cancer is "good to have" but pancreatic cancer is particularly virulent as a rule. Hope this is not about you.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Could pancreas cancer be caused from alcohal abuse?

Surprisingly, no

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Pancreatitis is very often due to alcohol abuse and is a wretched and often deadly disease. But curiously, despite how common both pancreatic cancer and alcohol abuse are, there's no really consistent evidence linking alcohol to this dread disease. The link to smoking is indisputable.
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Could children get pancreas cancer?

Possible, not common

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There is a very rare type of pancreatic cancer (called pancreatoblastoma) that can occur in children. This uncommon type of malignancy usually happens before age 10 with a median age of 4 to 5. If the tumor is confined to the pancreas, young patients with pancreatoblastoma can be cured by a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Hope that this helps.
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Dr. Jimmy D. Bowen answered:

How serious is stage 2 pancreas cancer?

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Pancreatic Cancer is very serious and Stage 2 is very serious. Please discuss this with your oncologist for most up to date info information in natural history , treatments, expectations, services etc.
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Dr. Reza Shirazi answered:

Is my cancer located only in the pancreas?

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Pancreatic cancer, a cancer that originated from the pancreas. Typically, an adenocarcinoma. Unfortunately, it has a high propensity of metastasis to other organs (Liver, etc.) and lymph nodes. It is rare to find this cancer at early/operable stage. Surgery offers the best cure. Typically, chemoradiation or chemotherapy is used to treat alone or in combination for advanced disease.
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Can adrenal cancer migrate to the pancreas?

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The most common sites for spread of adrenal cancer are the lungs, liver, bones, and peritoneum, which is the cavity where your abdominal organs sit. The pancreas is in this area, so adrenal cancer that has spread could definitely go to the pancreas.
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What are the symptoms of cancer of pancreas?

Bad breath

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Bad breath is very common
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Could children and teens get pancreas cancer?

Possible, not common

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There is a very rare type of pancreatic cancer (called pancreatoblastoma) that can occur in children. This uncommon type of malignancy usually happens before age 10 with a median age of 4 to 5. If the tumor is confined to the pancreas, young patients with pancreatoblastoma can be cured by a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Hope that this helps.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

I'm curious as to what are symptoms of cancer of pancreas?

Subtle

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Low back pain, depression, thrombi in veins (and maybe not just the legs), new onset of glucose intolerance. Or maybe none of these. Only when the cancer plugs the bile duct and jaundice appears is the diagnosis relatively easy to make.
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My uncle got diagnosed with pancreas tumor is that mean cancer?

Not necessarily

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There are a number of different pancreatic abnormalities/tumors not all of which are frank pancreatic cancer. He should be able to get more specific information from his doctors, including exactly what it is and also the expected prognosis.
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