Pancreatic Cancer

Timaria Law, Long Huynh, Noah Fine

Purple is the way to go when it comes pancreatic cancer!!!

The Purple Ribbon

The Purple Ribbon. A sign of a survivor or a sign of an affected family member. Both from pancreatic cancer. This killer is the 4th leading cause of all cancer related deaths in the entire world. Once infected, the tumor cells hide in the abdominal region of the human body. From there it develops into a full grown tumor, a lump of cells that is never meant to exist and could corrupt and spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms of this cancer include bloating,nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.This disease has already taken a loyal man by the name of Steve Jobs, the CEO of A billion-dollar company, Apple. (Long Huynh)

Why should you support this cancer?

You should support this cancer because it's very hard to diagnose this cancer. It's the 4th leading cause of death in the United States. There are 6 different stages of pancreatic cancer (IA, IB, IIA, IIB, III, IV). With all 6 of those stages combined, the survival rate for 1 year is 20% and for 5 years is 6%. If we all support this awareness, we could make those percentages go up and raise awareness to help find a cure for pancreatic cancer. Wouldn't you want us to help if you had a family member diagnosed? If so, you should help others that it actually have someone diagnosed.

(Timaria Law)

How likely are you able to get affected by pancreatic cancer?

You are likely to get affected by pancreatic cancer at the age of 60. If your family history is affected has been affected by pancreatic cancer you are more likely to get it. Its a higher risk for a men then a women to get pancreatic cancer because its higher smoking rates in men.

(Timaria Law)

Charities

(Timaria Law)

Why should we donate to the charities?

You should donate to raise money for a good cause. For a cancer this deadly i don't think you should second guess your self for donating.

(Timaria Law)

Treatment


  • Cost: 50,000-200,000
  • Option available: You could get 95% of your pancreas removed and the extra 5% is used for “insulin production”. In order to live you have to get insulin shots and pills daily.
  • Survival Rate: 18-20 Months
  • Limitation to life after: After diagnosed you have to make healthier choices, eat better, Rest, fatigue, and exercise
  • Support Groups: If you need any support join this group for 15 weeks 24/7
  • http://www.cancercare.org/support_groups/40-pancreatic_cancer_caregiver_support_group
  • Another group is ACOR which was made to help with support.


http://www.acor.org/listservs/join/106

(Timaria Law)

Genetic Link

The gene is BRCA2, and the chromosome affected is #12 It does not affect your chances of getting the cancer. It is a Frameshift mutation, a deletion of one base pair.

(Noah Fine)

External causes

Pancreatic cancer cannot be prevented, due to not knowing the exact cause. But, you can avoid the risk factors to lower your risk of getting that cancer.The major risk factors are: smoking, obesity, and diabetes.

(Noah Fine)

Population affected

90% of the people affected are over 55 years old. Black people, Jews, and males have a higher risk of getting it.

(Noah Fine)

Questions...

  • What ages are affected by pancreatic cancer?
  • What the survival rate for people with pancreatic cancer?
  • How many stages are their in pancreatic cancer?
  • What color is the ribbon for pancreatic cancer?
  • what famous person was affected by pancreatic cancer?
  • What month is pancreatic cancer month?
(Timaria Law)

Work cited page (Long Huynh)

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