Pancreatic Cancer occurs in pancreas organ, situated in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach. Pancreas is a six-inch long organ which produces hormones like insulin which assists in the digestion of food.
When mutation happens in DNA of pancreas cells, it begins to grow abnormally and exists even after normal cells die. Over a period of time, it forms a tumor. Cancer occurs in ducts is called Pancreatic adenocarcinoma or Pancreatic Exocrine Cancer. When it occurs in hormone cells it is known as cell cancer or pancreatic endocrine cancer.
It is difficult to identify in its beginning and its major symptoms include loss of appetite, jaundice, vomiting, fever, chills, pain in upper abdomen, extreme weakness etc.
Risk factors associated with this are:
Genetic factors: If any of the family members had diagnosed with this earlier, chances are high in the case other family members.
Smoking: Number of cigarettes per day and duration will increase the risk of pancreatic cancer
Age: Both men or women over the age of 60 have high chances of affecting cancer
Overweight: A combination of obesity and intake of highly processed foods over the years hikes its chances
Diet: Instead of consuming fiber and protein rich foods most people are eating fast foods, the chemicals present in this increases the chances of cancer
Chronic pancreatitis: It is an inflammation occur to the pancreas .Prolonged pancreatitis increases its chances.
Treatment procedure ?
Tests like Blood test, Imaging tests, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Biopsy helps the doctors to find the presence of pancreatic cancer. Prior fixing the treatment doctors will conduct thorough medical examination and consider the age, body structure, previous treatment undertaken to administer correct treatment. Whipple’s procedure, Distal pancreatectomy, Stent Placement/ Surgical Bypass, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy is done to remove this.
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