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Postby janaya » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:54 am

Does anyone know anything about pancreatic cancer? I just want to know a little bit more about it, but when I google it all I get are scientific words and 8-letter long words, just way too confusing.
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Postby Ace » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:58 am

I had pancretitis,and pancreactic cancer for almost a year. I had the 5-7hr surgery feb 20 2013called the whipple(not too loose weight). the chances of getting it back is very high, more so if you had pancreactic cancer but after the whipple most of your pancrease and half of your stomach is gone. when cancer comes back its either on your lungs,kidneys,colon etc.

I am now free from pancreactic cancer for one year and 3weeks. im now having a lot of probs with my stomach doesn't want to digest myfood,and I cant urinate a week ago, but I was in the hosp,&now I have a Foley. I hope that the probs in myself having isn't signs of cancer.

what questions do you have?
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Postby Chester » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:59 am

Pancreatic cancer is one of the more devastating cancers. The pancreas is located in the back of the abdomen on the left side. It produces insulin and other digestive enzymes. There are usually no symptoms so it is usually diagnosed once it has developed into a later stage. The symptoms may be vague and non-specific causing even more diagnostic difficulties. There are also no screening tests for pancreatic cancer. Usually by the time the cancer is detected it has already spread to nearby structures making treatment difficult. There is a surgery that may be performed to remove the cancer but it is a very risky procedure and depends on the size and location of the tumor.

Here is a link to an easy to understand site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/...
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Postby Dicky » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:05 am

write in( what is pancrearic cancer)

however the pancrease makes insulin for our bodies

which regulates sugar

when you get cancer in it if not caught real soon it is very bad and hard to cure
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Postby Koenraad » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:54 am

Pancreatic cancer starts in the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ that makes insulin which helps our bodies to use sugar for energy. The pancreas also releases amylase and lipase which are used to help with digestion. The pancreas is connected to the liver, gallbladder and small intestine through a few tubes called bile ducts. Pancreatic cancer usually starts with mild and vague symptoms that are hard to pinpoint. People may have a decreased appetite, unintentional weight loss, nausea, vomiting, bloating, feeling full. Later on people may become jaundiced (have yellow discoloration to the skin and whites of the eyes). They may also have pain in their abdomen. Because the symptoms of pancreatic cancer are so vague right away, most people don't see their doctor until the disease has already gotten pretty bad. Plus since the pancreas makes all those things (insulin, amylase, lipase) and releases them into the body, it is very easy for the cancer to spread. Sometimes people can be treated with a surgery called a Whipple procedure where they remove a lot of that area. They would then also be treated with chemo and possibly radiation. Pancreatic cancer is not a good one to get. It moves fast and so far we are not very successful at curing it, but it all depends on when it was caught. Hope that helps a little. I know it is pretty confusing stuff.
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