Pancreatic Cancer

What is Pancreatic Cancer: Stages, Symptoms and is it Curable?

The best treatment for any disease depends upon how far it has spread in body or at which stage. Cancers are of many types as some are easily cured if it is diagnosed in early stages but some are fatal cancers (very rare to cure).Medications only cured pain and improve the life. Some cancers can be totally cured, if patient is under complete remission for more than 5 years. But in some cases, cancer cells remain in body parts for many years even after complete treatment.

Pancreatic Cancer:

Pancreatic cancer is one of the type of cancer that found in the tissues and cells of pancreas. A small organ in human abdomen that lay behind the lower body part of stomach. Pancreatic cancer blocks the liver’s bile duct that causes jaundice because of increase the level of billirubin (Yellow colour pigment release in normal breakdown of red blood cells.
As pancreases have two major operations:

  • Helps in Digestion
  • Maintain proper blood sugar levels

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

It is very difficult to diagnosis pancreatic cancer, as symptoms are quite rare in early stages. You might be wonder, what the early warning signs are or how I knew I had pancreatic cancer?. Some symptoms are mentioned below which helps you to find the warning signs.
Pancreatic Cancers symptoms in female:

    • Jaundice (Yellow Eyes and Skin colour, dark urine)
    • Nausea
    • Lack of Appetite
    • Upper back pain
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Fatigue

Pancreatic cancers symptoms in Male:  Risk factor in male of pancreatic cancer is quite high as compare to female as men are most likely to consume tobacco. Even study found the main reason of increase cancer in men is tobacco.

Rest Symptoms are quite same in Male and Female

What are the causes of pancreatic cancer?

As changing lifestyles or habits, inheritance problem or chronic may give birth to pancreatic cancer. You might be wondered; What is  the no # 1 cause of pancreatic cancer.
There is no one factor cause cancer. Furthermore, there are multiple factors like:

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Diet/Junk food
  • Diabetics
  • Genetic or Family history
  • High Exposure of chemicals

Stages of pancreatic cancer:

The stages of pancreatic cancer is determined by three factors as

  • Size
  • Time
  • Spread the cancer far from pancreases to other organs.

Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3: It is difficult to diagnosis cancer at early stages, but cancer is confined to pancreases and the surrounding organs.

 Stage 4: Cancer is spread to other organs as well.

Pancreatic Cancer stage 4

In stage 4, when cancer attacks typically on lungs and liver, it can’t be cured at the stage.
Medications and therapy is mainly focused on extending life and improving the quality of life.
Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer what to expect: As patient is on crucial stage so mainly focus on kill the cancer cell which stop them dividing and make patient comfortable.

Stage 4 pancreatic cancer survival rate by age:  As per the reports, Survival rates in early stages are comparative high as compare to Stage 4. Survival rate of pancreatic cancer stage 4 is shared below:

Pancreatic Cancer 1: 12% -14%

Pancreatic Cancer 2: 5%-7%

Pancreatic Cancer 3:  Around 3%

Pancreatic Cancer 4: 1%

Stage 4 pancreatic cancer signs of death: Pancreatic cancer is hardest cancer to be cured, as it is least fatal cancer (hardest to treat)

You might search by “which cancer is known as silent killer”? You amazed to know pancreatic cancer is the result.

When patient is in Stage 4, they faced backache, weaker bones-they can easily break. Increased blood calcium level which causes dehydration, sickness, constipation.

Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer life Expectancy: As stage 4 is very crucial stage, so chances are quite low.

How long can you live with stage 4 pancreatic Cancer: On average person has maximum 5 years if they take all precautions and doctor’s medication.

Diet for pancreatic Patients: Some

  • Boiled, Baked Meat
  • Egg
  • Peanut, Cashew, and almond
  • Beans
  • Soya Paneer
  • Soup
  • Flex milk

Precautions: Some food are needed to be avoided for the people who are suffering for this cancer

  • Red Meat
  • Fried or junk food
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dairy products(Full Fat)
  • Pastries and desserts with added sugar

Can you live without a pancreas? It is hard to believe that it is possible to live without a pancreas but they totally depend upon insulin shots.

In final Say: If you diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or have symptoms, consult your doctor or visit hospital. With proper medical care, lifestyle. It leads to healthy life.

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