As the name suggests, the term Pancreatic Cancer is used for defining the growth of tumours and malignant cells in the pancreas and the glands surrounding it. Symptoms of cancer here include throwing up food right after eating, trouble with digestion, weight loss, feeling of nausea and bloating and also inability to keep food down and lack of appetite.
HOW IS PANCREATIC CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps doctor is visualizing condition of pancreas.An endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) uses an ultrasound device that is passed through endoscope down the oeasophagus (food pipe) into the stomach to obtain images.Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) uses a dye to highlight the bile ducts in pancreas.Finally, a tissue or cell sample for biopsy can be collected during ERCP, to finally ascertain Pancreatic Cancer
HOW IS PANCREATIC CANCER TREATED?
Treatment depends on the location of the cancer cells as well as on the age and overall health of the affected person. Surgery may be an option if you're pancreatic cancer is confined to the pancreas.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pancreatic cancer often has a poor prognosis, even when diagnosed early. Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly and is seldom detected in its early stages