Smoking poses various health risks and could open the door for other ailments to fester and eventually affect the body. Research has found that more than one in five cases of pancreatic cancer has their root in smoking. Incidence was 24 percent in men and 7.2 percent in women. It therefore follows that quitting smoking…

Statistics show that pancreatic cancer was third among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in 2018 in the United States. An estimated 56,770 new pancreatic cancer diagnoses and 45,750 deaths will occur in 2019 according to the American Cancer Society. Men are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer mostly due to an increase in tobacco…

There is a new blood test that promises a better chance of early detection of pancreatic cancer. This test, when used together with the current blood test prescribed, will also enable the screening of those at high risk for the disease. This combination of tests spots 70 percent of pancreatic cancers with a false-positive rate…

Every year over 50,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States. Higher numbers are witnessed in Europe. Pancreatic cancer is a tough disease to live with as statistics show that of the people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, most of them will have died just within the first year. Prostate cancer survival rates…

Among all the ethnic groups in the U.S., Black Americans have the highest risk for pancreatic cancer, which is up to 67% higher than other groups. This is according to the data by the National Cancer Institute. While there are many risk factors for pancreatic cancer such as diabetes, smoking, family history and obesity, evidence…

If you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, you may start asking yourself questions such as, what’s this cancer’s stage? Can surgery help to remove the tumor? What are most effective treatment methods? And the questions can be endless. Well, to begin with, don’t attempt to handle diagnosis on your own. Visit a…

The pancreas is a vital organ in the body that helps in the regulation of sugar in the blood. When the pancreas develops cancer, it spreads to other parts of the body such as spleen, stomach, lungs, liver, and bowel, leading to stage 4 pancreatic cancer if no immediate medical action is taken. Studies show…

The pancreas plays two major roles in the body: making juices that help in digestion and making hormones such as glucagon and insulin that help in the regulation of sugar levels. The exocrine pancreas cells make digestive juices, and it’s in these cells where 95% of all pancreatic cancers start. The American Cancer Society reports…

Surgery is often the best option that enhances the survival of pancreatic cancer patients. Data has revealed that most surgeons have had great success with patients, without many complications when administering surgery. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has strongly recommended that high volumes of pancreatic surgeons perform these surgeries every year. Here are the primary…

Pancreatic cancer is very aggressive and has a very poor prognosis. The disease lacks diagnostic symptoms at early stages and is resistant to treatment. Recent progress has enabled scientists to define the morphological and primary genetic changes, but it’s still not clear which factors trigger the occurrence of pancreatic cancer. Risk factors like genetic susceptibility,diet,…