Pancreatic cancer starts in the tissues of the pancreas. The function of the pancreas consists of releasing enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that assist in managing your blood sugar.
Pancreatic cancer expands rapidly to neighboring organs. It is seldom detected in its early stages. However, some screening steps for people with pancreatic cysts or a family history of pancreatic cancer might aid in picking up the problem at an earlier stage.
Diabetes is considered to be one symptom of pancreatic cancer, especially when it is associated with weight loss, jaundice or ache in the upper abdomen that spreads to the back.
At an advanced stage, the symptoms arise and include:
Different types of treatment are available for patients with pancreatic cancer. They include:
In Turkey Hospitals, the prognosis relies on the following:
Whether or not the tumor can be removed by surgery.
The stage of the cancer (the size of the tumor and whether the cancer has spread to other places in the body).
The patient’s general health.
Whether the cancer has just been diagnosed or has recurred.
The surgeon can completely get rid of the pancreatic cancer if it is discovered at an early stage. However, palliative treatment can be prescribed to control the indications and drawbacks of this disease provided that the cancer has spread.
The risks of surgery for pancreatic cancer are:
Having a general anesthetic may lead to the risk of complications like having an allergy.
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