When your child is feverish and nauseous with a stomachache, it’s often just a 24-hour bug. However, pancreatitis – an inflammation of the pancreas – also has symptoms that are quite similar to a stomach virus.
Some of the ways alcohol affects our health are well known, but others may surprise you. Here are six less-known effects that alcohol has on your body, as well as how your liver breaks it down.
There’s been a lot of buzz about taking aspirin to reduce your risk for pancreatic cancer, but these links are still a long way from being proven, says R. Matthew Walsh, MD, Chair of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic. The overall body of literature doesn’t support the use of aspirin to lower their pancreatic cancer risk … Read More
If you have problems with your pancreas — pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis, for example — surgery may provide some good options for treatment. While there are a variety of pancreatic operations, here is a look at two specific procedures: The Whipple procedure One surgery, call the Whipple procedure can be an option for patients with pancreatic cancer or benign, noncancerous conditions in the front portion … Read More
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Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease that spreads “silently,” without symptoms. When symptoms do present themselves, the cancer is usually advanced. However, there are a variety of innovative treatment options available to patients. Knowing the facts about pancreatic cancer will give you an awareness of the risks and the signs of the disease. 10 things … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about pancreatic diseases? Jane Wey, MD, Chairman, Department of General Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, and May Abdel-Wahab, MD, Staff Radiation Oncologist, Taussig Cancer Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at noon (ET). Treating Pancreatic Diseases Live … Read More