Seven years ago, Matt Wilson went to the emergency room. He had pain in his stomach, and it was a kidney stone. It was not. CT scan found an unusual place, and then found that pancreasic cancer was discovered. Finding that opportunity may have saved his life. Pancreas cancer is gently grown without any symptoms. Successful treatment is rare.
World embryo cancer diaries on Thursday hopes that awareness about disease will save lives.
What is Pancreas Cancer?
Pancreas is an organ of the stomach responsible for the secretion of digestive enzymes and hormones that control the metabolism. Respiratory Cancer is the third cause of lung cancer. By 2020, he is going to have lungs and cholesterol. 63 per family for males and 65 for single women. Risky risk increases. Approximately 90% of the patients are above 55 years of age. Other risk factors for the family are: cancer, overweight, smoking, diabetes, red, and a dietary in processed food. A diet that contains a lot of fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk.
Why is this so deadly?
Most patients, including Matt Wilson, are unconscious in the first place unconscious. Abdominal or upper back pain, unexpected weight loss, fatigue, recent diabetic patients, jaundice (the skin of the skin and the eye). These symptoms apply to many diseases because cancer treatments are often too late for meaningful treatment. After 9 years, the worst 9% survives after the diagnosis. This year alone, 55,440 people will be diagnosed and 44,330 die.
Have different types?
There are two main types of pancreatic cancer: endocrine and excretory tumors.
The most common and most aggressive element is the exocrine tumor. It is an adenocarcinus that starts with pancreats and libraries that produce enzymes. These cells have a strong coat to protect them from digestive enzymes they produce. But the thick coat reduces the effects of chemotherapy.
Cases of pancreatic cancer are about 1% – endocrine tumors. Hormones of sugar in the blood affect the cells that produce insulin and glucagon. These cancers can survive 50 to 80 percent of the disease after five years after the diagnosis.
The Gold Standard Treatment Option Virtual is a surgery. In 1935, Dr Colonel Cochin was in the Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. This method was inaugurated by Allen Whipple. Doctors remove many digestive systems: gall bladder, normal bile, stomach portion, pancreatic head. Unfortunately, those procedures can only be done by 20% of patients; It can not function with patients who discovered cancer at a later stage. Chemotherapy is a drug designed to destroy cancer cells. It can be done with radiation after the revolution or for those who are not eligible for surgery. If the tumor is small, pancreatic cancer can be detected because it is difficult to treat. When the pancreas plant is more decomposed and extraordinarily low levels of hormones, it is too late to perform.
Pancreatic transplants and other treatment systems have recently been caught. This is why Steve Jobs used to face the infection. But doctors warned that cancer cells can be restored to a new pancreas, which they can stop.
"Oncologist will have to rely on the art of medicine and sciences to treat a patient," said Lynn Metrician PhD, chief science officer of pancreatic cancer action network, ABC News.
Can pancreasic cancer perform on screen for cancer cancer?
Pancreas Screening International Cancer suggests that doctors should be given more attention if people with inherited pancreatic patients, first-degree diagnosed or relatives of BRCA1 / 2 mutations, have come to the office immediately after abdominal pain. Unfortunately, other specific guidelines no longer exist.
What's on the horizon?
Matte, ar Surgery was removed from the patient, his pancreas, spleen, and more than 20 lymph nodes. Recovering a challenge and finding a new goal is that Mat is now a university professor, arguing others with the same diagnosis. Now he is part of the pancreatic cancer action network.
Organizations like Pancreas Cancer Action Network work to ask for more funding to know how to work with this aggressive cancer. Biomarkers are researching a blood test to help diagnose early detection. While tests are not reliable at this point, new gates can be opened for further research. Drug therapy targeted with precise DNA mutations may help in making drugs that penetrate the tumor cells. Sadly, those screening devices will take years to develop.
Dr. Sumir Shah is in emergency medical surgery at the New York Presbyterian Queens / Well-Cornell Medical Center in New York City and a member of the ABC News Medical Unit.