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Why is there no help for pancreatic cancer patients?

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Dr. Elie Schochet
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Often found too late

Stage 1 pancreatic cancer is highly treatable.
Unfortunately only a tiny number of people present at this stage (often undergoing a ct scan for something else and the cancer is spotted). Vague abdominal pain one of the only symptoms in early pancreatic cancer. By the time people develop jaundice (the most common presenting symptom) or pancreatic insufficiency, the tumor is already very late stage.

In brief: Often found too late

Stage 1 pancreatic cancer is highly treatable.
Unfortunately only a tiny number of people present at this stage (often undergoing a ct scan for something else and the cancer is spotted). Vague abdominal pain one of the only symptoms in early pancreatic cancer. By the time people develop jaundice (the most common presenting symptom) or pancreatic insufficiency, the tumor is already very late stage.
Dr. Elie Schochet
Dr. Elie Schochet
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Late detection

Many pancreatic cancers are detected after these have already spread to other organs and surgery is not curative.
There are no good drugs either for this cancer.

In brief: Late detection

Many pancreatic cancers are detected after these have already spread to other organs and surgery is not curative.
There are no good drugs either for this cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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