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…

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…