How is Pancreatic Cancer Caused?Pancreatic cancer is mainly caused when unwanted and abnormal cells start to grow in the Pancreas and form a deadly tumour. There are mainly two types of cells in Pancreas- exocrine and endocrine cells. 95% of cancers are classified as exocrine tumours. There are rarely any symptoms to be detected for Pancreatic Cancer in the early stages and, therefore, it is termed as silent cancer. It is generally quite difficult to identify the disease and by the time symptoms are visible, many patients have already advanced the disease.
[free_quotes_and_consultation]Some vitalsymptoms for Pancreatic Cancer are abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, changes in bowel motions, jaundice, ascites (fluid in the abdomen) and blood clots. These symptoms lead to diagnosis while fatigue, weakness and digestive problems may occur at any time of the day. The risk factors that cause this deadly disease include smoking, age, hereditary problem, diabetes, unstable diet, obesity and gender issue in which women tends to get more of this disease.
Treatment for Pancreatic CancerThe patients are treated according to the stage of cancer they are suffering from. Some of the treatments include radiation therapy, surgery, and chemotherapy. Thus, all we get to know is research and study is the main key to beat this deadly and devastating disease. Everyone in this month makes an attempt to campaign either through media or MPs or other supporters to bring a light of hope for all those suffering from Pancreatic Cancer. Main stream of actions for the campaign includes:
- Raise awareness about the disease and its symptoms and encourage people to get diagnosed earlier
- Gather people to take part in Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
- To increase the survival rates