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Pancreas cancer - It is a disease in which malignant (cancer), are found in the tissues of the pancreas. Also, it is called exocrine cancer.
Main causes are:
Smoking, alcohol, unbalanced diet (high fat, fried, smoked meat and low in fruits and vegetables)
Chronic pancreatitis, regardless of its cause, to more than 10 years of evolution
Family history of pancreatic cancer (if 2 or more relatives with the disease, the risk is 50 times higher than in those without such family cases) family history of polyps (slowly develops into colon cancer)
Diabetes 10 years of evolution
-The main symptoms of pancreatic cancer include the following:
Pain in the abdomen, back, or both
Weight loss often associated with:
Loss of appetite (anorexia)
Jaundice (yellow skin)
The symptoms of pancreatic cancer are generally vague and can easily be attributed to other diseases less severe and more frequent. This lack of specific symptoms explains the large number of people who have this disease in an advanced stage.
Optimal treatment of pancreatic cancer depends on the degree of the disease. The measures in the treatment of pancreatic cancer can be divided into the following three categories:
Location: cancer is completely located within the pancreas.
Locally advanced: pancreatic cancer has spread to nearby organs.
Metastatic cancer has spread beyond the pancreas to other parts of the body