The pancreas is deep inside the body and cancer in this area does not usually cause early symptoms. Some common symptoms of pancreatic cancer may include
There are several different types of pancreatic cancer, including pancreatic adenocarcinoma, which is the most common type. Other types of pancreatic cancer include
The exact cause of pancreatic cancer is unknown. Smoking and having specific inherited gene mutations are two factors that have been linked to an increased risk of this type of cancer.
Treatment for pancreatic cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
The specific treatment recommended will depend on the stage of the cancer, the type of cancer, and the overall health of the patient.
It is important for people with pancreatic cancer to receive care from a team of healthcare professionals, including a surgeon, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist. Supportive care, such as nutrition therapy and pain management, is also important for patients with pancreatic cancer.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it is important to discuss all treatment options with your healthcare team and to consider participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that test new treatments. It is also important to take care of your physical and emotional well-being and to seek support from family and friends.
Smoking is by far the leading risk factor for lung cancer. About 80% of lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking. The risk of lung cancer for people who smoke is many times higher than for people who don’t smoke. The longer you smoke and the more packs a day you smoke, the greater your risk.
Dr. Soumitra Sinha Roy, Senior Consultant, Pulmonology discusses about the perils of smoking & its contribution in lung cancer.
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