Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

September 1, 2012
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The Lymphatic system is an important part of the body. It is connected to the blood vessels and tissue inside the body. Whenever a person develops cancer the cells are transferred into different body organs through the lymph. The lymph is basically made of colorless fluids that help to fight against infection in the body. If a person is suffering from pancreatic cancer it is then spread through the lymphatic system into the body. In the process of diagnosing pancreatic cancer the doctors take small amounts of the lymph that are surrounded by the pancreas to examine whether it contains any cancerous cells. This cancer is the worst of all cancers because the exact causes of it are not known. The growth is so rapid that if treatment is not applied right away the cancer does not leave a person with many chances of survival.

 

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Coping with cancer, especially with this particular form of cancer, is not easy for the patient. Basic treatment requires chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Surgery can also be helpful but only in stages one and two. In the later stages the cancer spreads and the conditions become worse. Cancer has a deep psychological affect on the mind and in most cases patients lose hope and just wait for the worse happen. In patients with this type of malignancy, treatment as well as counseling should be applied to get the best results.

The facts in the light of researches and studies about cancer show that the survival rate for pancreatic cancer is less than five percent. Even with treatment a patient can only survive five years. The main reason behind this low survival rate is the diagnosis. The American cancer society states that the numbers of patients with late diagnosis are about eighty percent.  On these patients surgery can no longer be applied, which justifies the low survival rate. Patients on which surgery can be applied have a comparatively better chance of survival. Approximately forty percent of the patients are cured by surgery.  The dilemma with this cancer is that it cannot be diagnosed in the early stages. The initial symptoms are general and people don’t really bother to take them seriously. When the symptoms get worse the cancer is already at the developmental stage, having fewer chances for treatment to be applied.

There are different factors that increase the risk in a patient to get pancreatic cancer, Smoking, alcohol, bad diet, and chronic digestive problems. The general trend in people is to contact the doctor when one is suffering from severe symptoms. Changing this trend can allow people to avoid many hazardous diseases. Getting regular checkups from the doctor rather than waiting for severe symptoms to occur can help avoid the late stages of cancer. Any symptoms of pancreatic cancer can be easily detected by the doctor. Treatment at the right time will make the chances of survival much better.

Pancreatic cancer originates from the pancreas, which aids the digestion process by producing digestive enzymes. Whenever a person is affected by pancreatic cancer the pancreas suffers from malfunctioning and disorders. Patients lose appetite and digestive problems occur. With the passage of time, cancerous cells form a tumor inside the pancreas that can lead to other body organs. In such conditions when the pancreas develops a tumor patients must choose a diet that is easy for the pancreas to digest. Coconut oil is one of the best foods that help quicken digestion. It eases the pancreas by allowing it to produce fewer enzymes for digestion.

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