The Stealth Killer
There are 3 different types of pancreatic cancer, insulinoma, glucagonoma, and somatostatinoma.
Insulinoma-Sweating, tremors, inflammation of esophagus, epigastric pain, multiple ulcers, diarrhea
Glucagonoma-skin rash, inflammation of stomach, glucose intolerance, weight loss, weakness, and anemia
- Somatostatinoma-mild diabetes, diarrhea, weight loss, gallbladder
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer and it usually affects people within the ages of 40-70 years. 37,000 Americans are affected by pancreatic cancer every year.
What are the treatments?
surgery only known treatment
aggressive surgery improves survival rate
remove the pancreas and sometimes the stomach