Is Pancreatic Cancer Emerging Faster and Killing Most of the People?


Published Date : Nov 16, 2018

Pancreatic cancer grows mutely without knowingly, but the effective and successful treatment of pancreatic cancer is rare. Thursday, November 15, 2018, was the World Pancreatic Cancer Day, hoping that increased awareness about the disease will save numerous lives.

Introduction to Pancreatic Cancer:

The pancreas is an organ in the body responsible for secretion of digestive hormones maintains the metabolism. Pancreatic cancer has emerged as a third important reason for cancer deaths and especially in the US and is expected to exceed colorectal and lung by 2020. This is a lifetime risk of emergent cancer among 1 in 63 men and 1 in 65 women. Among the people diagnosed with the pancreatic cancer were over the 55 years old.

Other risks such as family history, obesity, smoking, and diabetes coupled with high consumption of processed meat. To avoid the risks of pancreatic cancer, a diet includes plenty of vegetables and fruits.

Why is it deadly?

Utmost people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer displayed symptoms such as abdominal or back pain, fatigue, diabetes diagnosis, jaundice, and unintentional weight loss. These symptoms indicate numerous diseases and cancer diagnosed too late. There is only 9% survival rate in the next 5 years. This year the estimated number of diagnosed people is 55,440 and among them, 44,330 will die.

Type of Pancreatic Cancer:

The exocrine and endocrine tumors are the two types of pancreatic cancer. Among them, the exocrine tumor is the most aggressive and most common tumor. This tumor has thick cell walls and this coat protects from the digestive enzymes and this reduces the effects of chemotherapy. These cancers have a suggestively increased survival rate from last 5 years.