Pancreatic Cancer - Know it, Battle it, End it

Posted by Kanimozhi Tamilselvan on Sat, Sep 3, 2016  
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Pancreatic cancer is the 11th most common cancer in men and 9th in women globally. 
Pancreatic cancer is sometimes known as “Silent Killer” because it does not cause any symptoms in the early stages. Pancreatic cancer rarely occurs in people younger than 50 years, and the risk increases with age. (Click here for more information about pancreatic cancer http://www.medindia.net/health-infographics/pancreatic-cancer.htm)
The fear of pain is the main worry of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. Most instances of pancreatic tumor create for obscure reasons, yet around 10% happen in families that have a strong history of the disease. 
If a patient has a family history of pancreatic cancer, he or she has alluded for hereditary tests that can recognize known mutations connected to different disorders that can build the risk of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreas is located deep in the abdominal cavity. Pancreatic cancer types include Exocrine Pancreatic Cancer, Endocrine Pancreatic Cancer and rare types of Pancreatic Cancer (Pancreatoblastoma & Sarcomas of the pancreas)
Smoking is the most important risk factor for pancreatic cancer. BRCA1 or BRCA2 and CDH1 genes also increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
 
Treatment factors are based on the stages of cancer. Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Removal of the pancreas is based on the extent of the spread of cancerous cell in the pancreas. Whipple procedure, distal pancreatectomy, and pancreatectomy are the surgery treatment involved to remove the cancerous cells in the pancreas.
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http://www.medindia.net/medical-quiz/quiz-on-pancreatic-cancer.asp

Pancreatic cancer is the 11th most common cancer in men and 9th in women globally. 

 

Pancreatic cancer is sometimes known as “Silent Killer” because it does not cause any symptoms in the early stages. Pancreatic cancer rarely occurs in people younger than 50 years, and the risk increases with age. (Click here for more information about pancreatic cancer http://www.medindia.net/health-infographics/pancreatic-cancer.htm).

 

The fear of pain is the main worry of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. Most instances of pancreatic tumor create for obscure reasons, yet around 10% happen in families that have a strong history of the disease. 

 

If a patient has a family history of pancreatic cancer, he or she has alluded for hereditary tests that can recognize known mutations connected to different disorders that can build the risk of pancreatic cancer.

 

Pancreas is located deep in the abdominal cavity. Pancreatic cancer types include Exocrine Pancreatic Cancer, Endocrine Pancreatic Cancer and rare types of Pancreatic Cancer (Pancreatoblastoma & Sarcomas of the pancreas)

 

Smoking is the most important risk factor for pancreatic cancer. BRCA1 or BRCA2 and CDH1 genes also increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. 

 

Treatment factors are based on the stages of cancer. Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Removal of the pancreas is based on the extent of the spread of cancerous cell in the pancreas. Whipple procedure, distal pancreatectomy, and pancreatectomy are the surgery treatment involved to remove the cancerous cells in the pancreas.

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