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pancreatic cancer

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Molly Snorsky

on 26 April 2010

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Pancreatic Cancer The Pancreas The Pancreas is located behind the lower part of your stomach. It helps regulates the metabolism of sugars. Symptoms -Upper abdonimal/back pain
-Blood clots
-Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes
-Weightloss
-Loss of apetite
-Depression Risk factors Risk increases with patients who are older than 50, patients with a family history of pancreatic cancer, and high fat diets. Other risks have been identified to include smoking, diabetes, or chronic pancreatitis. Unlike other GI cancers, men are more at risk than women and African Americans are more likely to have this cancer than Caucasians.
Types of treatment -Surgery
-Radiation therapy
-Chemotherapy
-Targeted therapy Ways to reduce your risk -Quit smoking
-Maintain a healthy weight
-Exercise a couple days a week
-Eat healthy Survival rate The survival rate is not very likely because the symptons don't show up untill later, when the cancer has already advanced. The overall five-year relative survival rate for 1995-2001 was 4.6 percent.
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