Doctors and researchers don’t know exactly what’s behind growing rates of pancreatic cancer, but new technologies and cancer treatments are reason for hope.
Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive cancer often diagnosed in advanced stages and difficult to treat. Doctors continue to strive for better patient outcomes.
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 … Read More
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It can be hard to know what questions to ask when your doctor says you have cancer. Since oncologists often present “just the facts,” without necessarily opening up the floor for questions, it’s good to be proactive. After a cancer diagnosis, here are seven questions I suggest patients ask: 1. Where do you recommend getting … Read More
Lisa and Josh Cantwell’s baby, Dominic, was born with a large cyst in his neck. Josh, meanwhile, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer shortly after Lisa gave birth. “When people say ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff,’ I understand why,” says Lisa. “Nothing really matters except your family and life.” Watch this video of how the family endured … Read More
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