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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Dies Of Pancreatic Cancer - All About The Disease!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Dies Of Pancreatic Cancer - All About The Disease!

"Nation respects sacrifice but it wants you to stay alive and kill enemies."

This is one of the famous lines of the chief minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar, 63, who died on Sunday after battling Pancreatic Cancer for over a year. He was also the former defense minister of India.

He was first diagnosed in March 2018 in the United States. Since then, Parrikar, a technocrat-turned-politician and BJP stalwart was fighting with Pancreatic Cancer. He was suffering from this medical condition for over a year. The health of Manohar Parrikar turned worse in the past two days.

Sadly, at 6.40 pm on Sunday, the senior state government officials confirmed the death of the chief minister.  According to the sources, Parrikar was also put on a life support system. But, unfortunately, did not survive.

Let’s discover more about Pancreatic Cancer!

What is Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic Cancer happens when the cell of pancreas grows abnormally. This uncontrolled growth of pancreatic cells then develops into a tumor and will interfere with the functionality of the pancreas.

According to the report of the American Cancer Society, approximately 3% of cancer patients in the United States are suffering from Pancreatic Cancer. A report in 2018 estimates that around 55,440 people were diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.  

The Pancreas contains two glands that create pancreatic juice, insulin and hormones. These two glands are known as endocrine glands and exocrine glands. Pancreatic cancer can affect either the exocrine or endocrine gland.

Depending upon the affected gland, Pancreatic Cancer can be categorised as:

Exocrine Pancreatic Cancer:

The exocrine glands produce enzymes or juices that are helpful for the process of fat, carbohydrates and protein digestion. In Exocrine Pancreatic Cancer, the tumor affects the functions of the exocrine gland. This is one of the most common types of Pancreatic Cancer.

The tumors in this type of cancer are:

  • Malignant

  • Benign

  • Adenocarcinomas

  • Acinar cell carcinoma

  • Giant cell carcinomas

  • Adenosquamous carcinomas

  • Ampullary cancer

  • Squamous cell carcinomas

Endocrine Pancreatic Cancer:

The endocrine glands are the cluster of cells called islets of Langerhans. These glands release glucagon and insulin hormones into the bloodstream. These glands manage the level of blood sugar. When tumors affect the functionality of endocrine gland, it is known as endocrine Pancreatic Cancer. This type of Pancreatic Cancer is uncommon.

The tumors in this type of cancer are:

  • Insulinomas (insulin)

  • Gastrinomas (gastrin)

  • Glucagonomas (glucagon)

  • VIPomas (vasoactive intestinal peptide or VIP)

  • Somatostatinomas (somatostatin)

Causes of Pancreatic Cancer:

The causes of Pancreatic Cancer are still unknown. However, according to many recent studies, there are several risk factors identified which may arise or grow a pancreatic tumor.

These risk factors include:

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer:

Pancreatic Cancer is often known as silent disease and usually, a person does not observe any symptoms at an early stage. However, when cancer grows, a person may observe the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the upper abdomen

  • Problems with the bile duct and liver

  • Jaundice that leads to a painless yellowing of the eyes and skin and darkening of the urine.

  • Loss of appetite

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Weakness

  • Grey or pale fatty stool

  • Dizziness

  • Chills

  • Muscle spasms

  • Diarrhea

Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer:

The treatment option totally depends upon the type of cancer, stage of cancer, a person's health status, age and other characteristics and individual's personal choices. However, in most of the cases, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are recommended.

These treatment options aim to provide relief from the painful symptoms and remove the cancerous cells.


If the cancerous cells are limited to only one part of the pancreas, surgery is considered as the best option. In surgery, the affected part of the pancreas is removed to restrict the cells to grow further. The surgery includes Whipple Procedure (when the head of the pancreas is affected), Distal Pancreatectomy (when the tail of the pancreas is affected), Total Pancreatectomy (when both head and tail of the pancreas is affected), and Palliative surgery (an option when it is not possible to remove cancerous cell from pancreas).


Chemotherapy is a type of medication which interferes the growth of cancerous cell process. These medications help to destroy the cells and control the spreading process. In chemotherapy, doctors introduce new drugs into the body to destroy the cancerous cell.


Radiation therapy aims to destroy cancerous cells by passing high-energy rays. It may also shrink the tumor and bound the growth of the cancer cell.


According to the American Cancer Society, there is no specific way for the prevention of Pancreatic Cancer. However, avoiding several activities, one can lower the risk of it. A few of them are as follows:

  • Quit smoking

  • Keeping a healthy weight

  • Exercising

  • Eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains

  • Consuming less red meat

Take Away:

Manohar Parrikar was one of the top leaders who served and contributed to the development of Goa, as well as the country in his role as Defense Minister. On his demise, several leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh tweeted condolences and will be in Goa for his last rites.

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What are the major causes of blood cancers in children's who are less than 18 years of age & they haven't done any smoking or alcohol?

Oncologist, Faridabad
Sir cancer can be caused by multiple factors, smoking alcohol are one of then. It can also be related to viruses like hpv ebv, hiv, radiation exposure, pollution pesticides industrial affluents or genetic. So mostly in young age it could be genetic that means some mutations in genes.
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Cervical Cancer - How Can You Reduce Your Risk?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DGO, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Cervical Cancer - How Can You Reduce Your Risk?

Cervical cancer (a malignant tumor of the cervix, the lowermost part of the uterus) is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Because of the Pap smear test, the number of cervical cancer cases has actually dropped over the past 20 years. However, many women still develop cervical cancer.

While some cases of cervical cancer cannot be prevented, there are many things a woman can do to reduce her risk of developing cervical cancer.

Reduce Your Risk of Cervical Cancer:Immunotherapy

  1. Get a regular Pap smear. A Pap smear can be the greatest defense against cervical cancer. It can detect cervical changes early on, before they have a chance to turn into cancer.
  2. Limit the number of sexual partners you have. Studies have shown that women who have many sexual partners increase their risk for cervical cancer. You also increase your risk of developing HPV, which has been shown to lead to cervical cancer.
  3. Quit smoking or avoid secondhand smoke. Smoking cigarettes increases your risk of developing many cancers, including cervical cancer.
  4. If you are sexually active, use a condom. Having unprotected sex puts you at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which can increase your risk factor for developing cervical cancer.
  5. Follow up on abnormal Pap smears. If you have had an abnormal Pap smear, it is important to follow up with regular Pap smears or colposcopies, and whatever else your doctor has recommended for you. If you have been treated for cervical dysplasia, you still need to follow up with Pap smears or colposcopies.
  6. Get the HPV vaccine. If you are under 27, you may be eligible to receive the HPV vaccine, which prevents high risk strains of HPV in women. The vaccine is most effective when given to young women before they become sexually active.

Again, cervical cancer prevention should be a top priority for all women. Small lifestyle adjustments, combined with regular medical care, can go a long way in preventing cervical cancer.

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One-third of Cancer Diseases Are Caused by Bad Eating Habits

Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
One-third of Cancer Diseases Are Caused by Bad Eating Habits

People's daily reported that cancer has become the number one threat to human life. It is a common and frequently-occurring disease which seriously endangers the health of people. Cancer experts have pointed out that, besides the genetic factor, cancer is also highly related to the environmental factors, in which diet is one of the most important.

Relevant researches have pointed out that about one-third of the cancer diseases has something to do with the poor eating habits in daily life. With the gradual improvement of the living standards, people tend to eat more refined foods at the meal, while the intake of coarse grains and cereals is reduced. Such modern poor eating habit will lead to a series of cancers, which seriously affect the health of human body.

For example:

  • First, lack of cellulose will increase the incidence of colorectal cancer.
  • Second, excessive intake of high-fat, high-protein foods has become an important reason for the increasing incidence of breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
  • Third, about 75% of the head and neck cancer is caused by drinking alcohol and smoking.
  • Fourth, people who like to eat hard, hot, and pungent foods will easily suffer from esophageal cancer.
  • Fifth, gastric cancer has something to do with too much intake of smoked foods or foods which contain nitrate, such as sausage, ham, pickles, dried salted fish and so on.
  • Sixth, eating mildewed corn, peanut, rice and other foods or drinking unsanitary water will make people susceptible to liver cancer.
  • Seventh, people who prefer to eat sweet and greasy foods are most likely to suffer from pancreatic cancer.
  • Eighth, insufficient intake of vegetables and fruits has something to do with colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer and esophageal cancer.
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Best ayurvedic doctors for treatment of stage 2 cancer T3N0 after surgery but not take chemotherapy pls advise.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FBD (Fellowship in Breast Diseases), UICC Fellowship
Oncologist, Pune
There is no prooved ayurvedic treatment for cancer. Please go for chemo for this stage. Patient will definately show good response to chemo.
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I am 19 years old. I am obsessed with female breast. My mind always look at them. I want to get rid of my mind habit. I do not know how it has developed over the years. Twice in week I have an irresistible urge to check net about females breast. I know its a milk feeding organ which woman develop during stages of puberty. My obsession has become a distraction. And I am unable to concentrate. What would happen if I get married and gave birth to a female child. What will the child think of his dad. How to treat it, please tell.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
I am 19 years old. I am obsessed with female breast. My mind always look at them. I want to get rid of my mind habit....
Attraction to female breasts is inherently built into male psychology so its not much of a wrong thing. But you should concentrate on your work and do not watch porn. Its more like addiction although there is nothing wrong in watching porn stuff. Once you get married and as your age increases with responsibilities coming in most of these urges will go away.
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After surgery of prostate cancer on 26.5. 2025, I have no control over passing urine. My under garments remain always wet. Kindly advise.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
After surgery of prostate cancer on 26.5. 2025, I have no control over passing urine. My under garments remain always...
Prostatitis treatments vary depending on the underlying cause. They can include: Antibiotics. This is the most commonly prescribed treatment for prostatitis. Your doctor will base the choice of medication on the type of bacteria that may be causing your infection. If you have severe symptoms, you may need intravenous (IV) antibiotics. You'll likely need to take oral antibiotics for four to six weeks but may need longer treatment for chronic or recurring prostatitis. Alpha blockers. These medications help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins your bladder. This treatment may lessen symptoms, such as painful urination. Anti-inflammatory agents. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may make you more comfortable. Prostate massage. This is done by your physician using a lubricated, gloved finger — a procedure similar to a digital rectal exam. It may provide some symptom relief, but doctors disagree about how effective it is. Other treatments. Other potential treatments for prostatitis are being studied. These treatments include heat therapy with a microwave device and drugs based on certain plant extracts
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I'm a single working girl living in Delhi from last 4 years. My breasts are lumpy in nature. Presently I'm on medication, taking treatment of hormonal imbalance. It's been (just) 3 months of the treatment. I've had (sometimes) irregular cycle of my periods, & during those days pain is almost excruciating. From last 6 months I've had a strange problem of having pain in my breasts. Upon (even little) stimulation, I can feel the tingling sensation & afterwards pain. Now lumps are more clear, so clear that I can feel them now & upon touching them pressingly, it hurts, also in one breast (my right one) I feel more pain. Earlier it wasn't like this. I've done the relevant tests done & the reports of those tests (Serum Prolactin, USG breasts & abdomen, TSH, Urine culture & Blood culture) are okay (if not normal) so to speak. Doctor has said it's the issue of hormonal imbalance which is causing this problem of pain in the breasts, lumpiness of the breast & (sometimes) irregular periods. But I'm afraid. I feel fearful of some major physical ailments which might be causing such conditions. I'm so afraid that these days I'm continuously thinking about it. I want to know what can be cause of - pain in the breasts, lumpiness of the breast & (sometimes) irregular periods. & how it can be taken care of? Please provide correct and relevant information.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi sorry to hear about your problem. I think this is in relation to your stress & anxiety that is leading to hormonal imbalances. I would strongly suggest to regularise your working hours have enough rest & do concentration through yoga 30 min daily along with your medications that will definately help u. Any further queries & problems welcome to consult anytime dear thanks regards.
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