what pancreatic cancer is.
Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that affects the pancreas. Pancreatic cancer can be very hard to detect because it is like so many other illnesses out there and when found the patient may already be too late. when found pancreatic cancer is usually in one of its later stages and cannot be removed in surgery.
how you get this disease
you can get this disease if you smoke are extremely overweight or if it is hereditary where you get it from your parents. you can also get it if your family has a history of getting this disease.
risk factors for this disease
you are more prone to get this disease if you are African american than if you are white. no one has figured out why this is but nearly 30% of the cases are from African Americans. If you have a family history of pancreatic cancer then you should be checked more often than others when looking for diseases or problems in your body. pancreatic cancer is extremely rare in people younger than 45. nearly all cases come from people that are 45 or older and the average case is a 71 year old person.
prevention and treatment
to prevent this disease you should not smoke and try to have a healthy lifestyle. smoking is one of the number one causes of pancreatic cancer and can cause many types if other cancers. To treat this disease there is not much to be done because once it is found it is usually too late in its development and has most likely spread to other parts of the body. If detected early the pancreas can have an emergency surgery and be removed. once removed you are not totally safe because it can come back later and you would need to have it removed again. you can also get it from the scar tissue from surgery in the past and develop into pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the worst kinds of cancer to get because it is not easily detected and when it is it has already most likely spread and there is little that can be done to save you. this disease is terrible and I think there should be more done to help stop it.