Colon Pancreatic Cancer

By Steven Almonaci

what is colon pancreatic cancer?

When malignant cells grow out of control

How is cancer and the cell cycle the same?

Cancer is a cell that has been mutated from the cell cycle causing it to keep on going

Causes of Gene Mutations

  1. Smoking
  2. Radiation
  3. Viruses
  4. cancer causing chemicals
  5. Obesity
  6. Hormones
  7. Chronic inflammation
  8. Lack of exercise

Symptoms of Colon Pancreatic Cancer

  1. weight loss
  2. Yellow skin
  3. Dark urine
  4. itching
  5. nausea
  6. vomiting
  7. abdominal pain
  8. back pain

Surgery

Surgery for pancreatic cancer is needed to remove the tumor

Some types of surgery

  1. Whipple Procedure
  2. Distal Pancreatectomy
  3. Total Pancreatectomy

Why there are so many type of cancers

There lots of cells with different specificl jobs and when one gets mutated it causes cancer to that specific job

How close are we to finding a cure for cancer?

We are getting closer to finding the cure for cancer but there is still lots more research needed.

Where is our money going when we donate for cancer?

Our money goes to help find out the cure for cancer

Facts

  1. smokers are 2 to 3 more likely than non smokers to get pancreatic cancer
  2. Usually to people over 45
  3. Also common people who are over weight
  4. Diabetic people also have a higher chance of getting cancer
  5. Men are also more common than woman