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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid pancreatic cancer?

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid pancreatic cancer?

I understand the: Request, but there is nothing preventitive that i know, and i sure would take it if it worked! i don't want pancreas cancer! I am apeaking of head & body, there are ducts and glands and these can produce cancers. The tail is the home islets that produce hormones, and these have more favorable outcome. Cancer blocks ducts, surrounds vessels before producing signs in time for surgery to work. ...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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What kind of experience is it to live with pancreatic cancer?

What kind of experience is it to live with pancreatic cancer?

Often unpleasant: Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive and almost always fatal malignancy. Patients who have it may experience abdominal pain, jaundice with malaise and fatigue, nausea and vomiting, and pain elsewhere if the tumor spreads. Surgery for the disease can also be painful afterwards, and chemotherapy may also be debilitating and unpleasant. Plus, a patient with this diagnosis lives knowing about the end. ...Read more

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How can you avoid getting pancreatic cancer?

How can you avoid getting pancreatic cancer?

You can't : But possible to reduce the incidence , pancreatic cancer is lethal fortunately has low incidence compared to other GI tumors. Unfortunate truth can not prevent it but reduce the incidence , healthy life style , balanced food with regular exercises , avoiding chemicals , toxic substances, pushing diabetes ( and its drugs ) few decades by not becoming obese , avoid alcohol & drugs etc. ...Read more

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What type of symtoms would a patient have if they had pancreatic cancer ?

What type of symtoms would a patient have if they had pancreatic cancer ?

Yellow skin: Patients often present with painless jaundice since the bile ducts can be obstructed. But there can be abdominal pain, bloating, change in stool color, fever, night sweats, and weight loss with or without loss of appetite. ...Read more

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How can I avoid getting pancreatic cancer, although it does'nt run in my family, i'm still very concern?

How can I avoid getting pancreatic  cancer, although it does'nt run in my family, i'm still very concern?

There is no reason: Your concern is baseless and there is no reason to be concerned about any cancer without any family history and no risk factors, so stop thinking of what is not there and the odds are will never happen in your life we do not know your age but whatever your age is dont have to be concerned or worried about any cancer if you are over 40 get annual mammograms, pap smears.Dont smoke and over 50 colonosc. ...Read more

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Could pancreatic cancer cause a tingling type sensation on the left side... sort of under the ribcage? What else could this be?

Could pancreatic cancer cause a tingling type sensation on the left side... sort of under the ribcage? What else could this be?

Pancreatic cancer: It would be unusual for pancreatic cancer to cause a tingling sensation especially under the rib cage. Pancreatic cancer pain is usually a steady, boring type pain in the mid-upper abdomen sometimes alleviated by bending forward. Tingling sensations are usually superficial perhaps involving only the skin or a nerve irritation. ...Read more

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My father died of pancreatic cancer when he was 39 years old, does it mean that its a familial type of cancer and that I have high chance of getting ?

Probably not : Although he was diagnosed at a young age, if his is the only case in your family it was still most likely sporadic and not genetic or familial. It would be good to know what the exact type of pancreatic tumor it was and a detailed family history of any types of cancer to help make a better assessment. ...Read more

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My mother has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. What can you tell me about this type of cancer?

My mother has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. What can you tell me about this type of cancer?

Multiple: Has it spread outside the pancreas? Does the cancer involve the lymph nodes? What type-- adenocarcinoma or neuroendocrine cancer? Has a surgical oncologist evaluated whether the patient is a surgical candidate? Other than the pancreatic cancer, how healthy is the patient? These are just a few of the factors that affect the treatment and prognosis of pancreatic cancer. ...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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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


Dr. Olav Jaren
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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