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Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer Life Expectancy
Pancreatic CA: Great google question. Depends on how early it is picked up. ...Read more
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
Stage IV of any cancer means the cancer has spread to the distant organs. This could mean the liver, bone, brain etc.
Randy pausch, a computer engineer from carnegie mellon wrote "the last lecture". It is about his experience with advanced pancreatic cancer. I think you might want consider it. ...Read more
What is the average life expectancy for a person with pancreatic cancer and who had the whipple procedure?
Lymph nodes: The most important variable for survival for patients after the whipple procedure (provided they survive the surgery itself, and presuming that the cancer has been completely removed) has generally been lymph node involvement. This is generally the best indication that the pancreatic cancer has or has not spread beyond the initial site. ...Read more
NO: But with proper treatment you can forestall death ...Read more
Andreas has pancreatic cancer with no spread to nearby organs. After three rounds of chemotherapy, both oral and infusion, the tumor has shrunk from 4.8 to 2.8 cm. The tumor is not operable due to scar tissues. Is there any other option?
Local aggressive: Some promising results with local aggressive treatment to the persisting mass and regional lymphatics followed by more chemotherapy. We have used cybeknife radiosurgery before and or after a course of chemo radiation to the above described regions with good results. No disease spread to other areas and shrinking mass after couple of rounds of chemo is encouraging. ...Read more
For three months I have had low grade fevers and extreme nausea every day. For the past week I have had yellow stools. Could this be pancreatic cancer?
Probably not.: If alcohol consumer alcoholic hepatitis, liver abscess/ amebic hepatitis, hep b, drug related liver disease. Depending on your immune status tb, lymhoma of abdomen, . .....Rarely pancreatic cancer. See pmd first. ...Read more
Typically: The most common type of pancreatic cancer is adenocarcinoma arising from the pancreatic duct, usually associated with a bad outcome. The reason is that, given the anatomic location, adenocarcinoma of the pancreas typically will not cause symptoms until it has developed aggressive features (such as invasion of surrounding organs or metastasis to distant organs), rendering cure unlikely. ...Read more
Hi 19 years old been having yellow stools for a while now almost all my life recently found out on internet that could be pancreatic cancer scared!!
Relax: Stool color is determined by two basic factors. The first is the colorant, which is the bile made by your liver & added early in digestion. It is ultra green. The second is the action of germs in the gut that gradually changes the bile through shades of green to yellow to brown depending on how long your poop takes to go through. You can check with your doc, but are likely normal. ...Read more
Should I be tested for pancreatic cancer? My younger brother died of pancreatic cancer 3 years ago. I am 69 and was diagnosed as diabetic 1 year ago
If you want: Unfortunately for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, there is no specific tumor markers available, and no screening mechanism except ct scan, from the information you gave your unfortunate brother's cancer do not appear to genetic origin, speak to your doctor, good luck. ...Read more
Vascular involvement: The distinction between stage ii and iii hinges on the involvement of the arteries known as the celiac axis and the superior mesenteric artery. Specialist centers will treat a questionable stage iii as borderline resectable using chemo and radiation in an effort to get to resection. Seek help in a major center; this is an area where missteps occur. ...Read more
Everyone is different
Several reasons: Pancreatic cancer has lower survival rates for several reasons. 1) there are no symptoms with early pancreatic cancer, and no screening tests, so it is usually not detected until late stages, 2) the pancreas is surrounded by several vital structures that make tumors unresectable early on, and 3) this tumor causes an intense fibrotic reaction that makes it resistant to penetration by chemotherapy. ...Read more
Need urgent help: All pancreratic cancers are not bad, early diagnosis resection of localized tumor has good prognosis, type of tumor, location of tumor are important and out look is getting better with recent advances in chemotherapeutic agents. ...Read more
Pancreas cancer is: Quite alarming because it seems to be increasing, we do not know the cause, and it commonly presents late. There are lesion of the pancreastic duct that warrant surveillance, but for most of us, there are not indications to get endoscopy, and even suspicious washings are not reliable indicators of early cancer. So there is not a blood test, endoscopy, or imaging test to find it early. ...Read more
How rare is it for someone my age to get pancreatic cancer. I know rare, but how rare? 1 in 10, 20, a 100, a 1000?
Very rare: It is definitely not 1 in 10, or 20. So it has to be somewhere between 1 in 100 or more like 1 in 1, 000. But this is not going to help you to decide what to do. All I can say it that it is entirely possible, so get it checked out thoroughly till you know that your pancreas is ok if you have the typical signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more
Symptom of abdominal:
Many different Cancers in the abdomen can cause early satiety. It is a presenting symptom for stomach, Ovarian cancer as well as pancreatic cancer (sometimes).
If it persists or you are losing weight, you should consult your doctor without a delay of more than 1 or 2 weeks. ...Read more
Iron pancreas cancer: 33 M Ottawa: Can pancreatic cancer cause iron levels to increase? ANS: Can recall no biologically plausible mechanism for this to happen. But discuss with your Drs who know you and your metabolism best. ...Read more
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
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
Pancreatitis: Is inflammatory process however pancreatic cancer is malignant neoplasm ...Read more
Depends on: Size, location, stage, cell type. It is a difficult cancer to treat, but you should get opinions from centers that specialize in pancreas cancer treatment. ...Read more
Short: 6 months--a few have made it 2 years. ...Read more
No.: Pancreatoblastomas are a rare specific type of malignant tumors of the pancreas. Most cases occur in children under the age of 10 years. There is a slight male predominance. Some patients can be cured by a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. The disease is best treated when confined to the pancreas. If the tumor has spread outside of the pancrease, (pancrelipase) outcomes are not as good. ...Read more
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
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