Although rare, pancreatic cancer is soon going to be the second largest cause of cancer deaths. Right now, pancreatic cancer is becoming more common. The rising rank in pancreatic cancer mortality reflects the advances in battling other malignancies. Proper screening and treatment have helped patients with other cancers like prostate, breast, and colon cancer to…

Pancreatic cancer is ranked fourth in causing cancer deaths in America. Research shows that of all patients detected with this disease, only 6 percent will survive for five years, and those who are diagnosed with advanced cancer of the pancreas will not live for more than a year. Therefore, there is a dire need for…

Pancreatic cancer is considered deadly due to its low survival rate. Cancer of the pancreas rarely shows any symptoms at its early stages when it is treatable. There are no specific tools for screening it. Often, when a patient undergoes surgery, 30% of the pancreatic cancer goes undetected, leaving only a small subset to be…

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most alarming and insidious types of cancer. The disease only presents symptoms during its later stages and makes it difficult to detect. Even after its detection, getting effective treatment becomes hard because it is often too late.  As the third most dangerous cancer type, pancreatic cancer kills more than…

The symptoms of cancer vary depending on the placement of the tumor in the body. But, one thing is sure, never ignore back pain because it is one of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer. In its early stages, pancreatic cancer symptoms do not show. Some signs begin to show as the disease progresses. Although symptoms…

With recent studies linking gum disease to other illnesses that may occur, it can be highly beneficial to brush your teeth at least two times a day. One of these diseases is Pancreatic Cancer, and the maintenance of oral hygiene can ensure that your risk of getting the disease could be reduced. Gum disease connected…

Columbia University recently received a 3-year grant to sponsor a single-phase clinical experiment of a precise medicinal approach to help in treating metastasized pancreatic cancer. The current treatments that are prominently used attack the mutated DNA which is assumed to drive the tumor growth in patients. This is mostly effective in patients who suffer from…

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most insidious and alarming types of cancer. Since it doesn’t manifest any symptoms until its later stages, detection of it can prove extremely difficult. Even when it is detected, it is often too late and it may be hard to get effective treatment. Pancreatic cancer is the third most…

The American Cancer Society says that more than 50,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year in the U.S. Besides, pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths, and is often diagnosed only in the advanced stages, because of the difficulties to detect the late symptoms. The oncology experts at the…

Of all the major cancers, the mortality rate of pancreatic cancer is the highest in the United States of America. Statistics show that within five years of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, almost 94% of the patients die. The population that survives for more than five years is only 6%. Within their first year, 74% of patients…