Pancreatic cancer

By Charles a Baikie,Kasper Manning,and Jacob Auvigne

Pancreatic Cancer and Some Info About The Pancreas

Pancreatic cancer is a serious thing and can be caused by many things. The pancreas is a large organ behind the stomach that makes enzymes and releases them into the intestines that help the body absorb food especially fat. The pancreas also makes and releases insulin and glucagon,these are hormones that control blood sugar level.

Pancreatic Cancer Causes

They would be

-Obesity

-High diet in fat and low fruit and vegetables

- Having diabetes

- Long term exposure to chemicals

- Long term of Inflammation of the a Pancreas

- Smoke

Pancreatic cancer is more common in women than men,the risk increases with age,family disease also increases the chance of getting Pancreatic cancer.

Symptoms of Pancreatic cancer

A tumor may grow before any symptoms arrive. The symptoms are :

-Diarrhea

-Dark urine and clay colored stools

- Fatigue and weakness

- Increase in blood sugar levels (diabetes)

- Jaundice

- Loss of appetite and weight loss

- Nausea and vomiting

- Pain or discomfort in the upper of the belly or abdomen

Friend's family member

One of my friend's family members died from this terrible disease,and he barely knew her at the time because he lived farther away from his other family members who knew. To him she was the best grandmother in the world, in friend's statement he said she would sleep with you while you were sick and she also was nice and caring to her family members.

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Treatment depends on what stage the tumor is in.

- Surgery can be done if it has spread a little or barely spread at all,along with surgery,chemotherapy or radiation therapy can be done.

- If the tumor has spread to the organs such as the liver,chemotherapy is used alone.

- When it's in the advanced stage,the goal is to manage pain and other symptoms,for example a tube carries bile is blocked,a procedure to place a tiny metal tube may be done to open the blockage. This can help relieve loss of appetite,jaundice,and itching skin.

Prevention

The things to prevent Pancreatic cancer are:

- If you smoke,now is the time to quit.

- keep a diet of high fruit,vegetables and whole grains

- Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight