Cysts are abnormal membrane sacs in the body that contain fluid. The pancreas is an essential organ since it produces enzymes that play a role in digestion. It also secretes insulin that regulates metabolism. It’s rare for cysts to form in the pancreas and if they do, they are typically noncancerous. Cysts often originate from…

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With a five-year survival rate of less than 10 percent and nearly 53,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year, pancreatic cancer is a real concern for many. Known to kill about 41,000 Americans annually, this form of cancer is among the deadliest. Courtesy of the location of the pancreas deep inside the…

Any cancer treatment can cause side effects. Proper medical care will lessen the impacts of the side effects. Before undergoing any pancreatic cancer treatment, ask your doctor about potential side effects to learn how they may affect you. Update your doctor if you start experiencing side effects so they can help you to relieve or…

Pancreatic cancer and its treatment can cause physical challenges that need to be addressed. It is important that patients discuss their symptoms and side effects with the cancer care team to ensure supportive care. Healthcare professionals can help with symptom management and palliative care to help improve outcomes.  Supportive care makes patients comfortable and helps…

Pancreatic cancer only presents symptoms at later stages when it is difficult to treat. More than 50,000 people in America are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year. Even after diagnosis, getting effective treatment for pancreatic cancer becomes difficult because it is often too late. Researchers are exploring options that can improve the survival rates of…

About fifty pancreatic organizations from all parts of the world converged to Coral Gables, Florida to attend the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition’s annual meeting held from 7th to 9th May 2019. The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition’s purpose is to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer across the globe. The coalition also aims to strengthen the capacity…

The pancreas secretes insulin and other digestive enzymes in the body. It helps to break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. A pancreatic cancer patient requires proper nutrition during and after treatment. The nutritional goal of a patient with pancreatic cancer should be to get adequate calories, vitamins, fluids, minerals, and proteins every day in order…

Pancreatic cancer spreads quietly and owing to the position of the pancreas behind the stomach, any tumors can easily go undetected during regular scans. This means that many times, doctors find patients with pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to different parts outside the pancreas. Diagnosing cancer at this stage leaves about 20 percent of patients…

Pancreatic cancer starts in the pancreas, which sits behind the stomach. It spreads very fast but is not easily detected in its early stages since the pancreas is covered by the stomach. This cancer comes with a few symptoms which may easily be mistaken for something else such as fatigue, depression, new-onset diabetes, pain in…