Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common reason of death due to cancer in USA. In this condition, malignant neoplasm is formed within the pancreatic tissue. In most of the cases, that is in 90 per cent of the cases, the adenocarcinoma is formed within the exocrine part of the pancreas; whereas in 5 per cent cases the tumour arises from the islet cells. Irregular growth of the cells at the expense of other healthy cells causes the formation of tumour. The symptoms, and the time taken for metastasis of the cancer varies greatly from patient to patient depending on several other factors most of which are not yet known to the medical sciences.
Pancreatic cancer and the foundation
The condition is painful, but the severity of the condition and the symptoms vary from person to person depending on the stage of the cancer, its location, size and also the type of the tumour. In the early stages,the condition usually does not show any severe symptom which is the main reason for the disease going unnoticed at the early stage. As the disease progresses the symptoms become severe and in most of the cases pancreatic cancer is diagnosed only at stage 2 or 3 when there is only a minimum or no chance of cure. However, researches are going on in order to device latest techniques and processes for detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer at an early stage. Prominent pancreatic cancer foundation has been formed to provide the best support in the researches on pancreatic cancer. These foundations are trying their level best to come up with latest discoveries in the arena so that the condition can be treated in the most effective ways.
These pancreatic cancer charity organisations are led by renowned physicians with years of experience in treating pancreatic cancer. They have reached a few milestones in their work as well, but the full research is expensive and time consuming. The organisation focuses to improve the survivability of the patients detected with pancreatic cancer by developing early detection tools. They are run on charity, and they hope to find a cure for pancreatic cancer in the recent future.