Uncontrolled growth of malignant cells in the pancreas. In the
. S. is the 4th leading cause of death from
The pancreas, an organ at the back of the upper abdomen. The pancreas produces enzymes for
digestion of food and
to control blood sugar.
More men than women, between 35 and 70 years.
Signs and symptoms.
loss, for no apparent reason.
Pain behind the upper abdomen, which is often calm to lean forward.
Blood clots anywhere in the body, especially his arms and legs. It is often an early symptom.
skin and eyes) by blocking the bile ducts. Often jaundice is accompanied by severe itching.
This is more
in blacks than whites.
Excessive consumption of
The incidence is higher in Israel, the EE. UU.
. Sweden and
Poor diet, especially diets high in fat,
and processed food with lots of additives.
Exposure to industrial chemicals, including urea, the naphthalene or benzedrina.
You can not prevent. To reduce the risk:
Do not smoke.
Do not drink more than 1 to 2
, fish, fresh fruits and
meat, processed foods or any fat.
Avoid exposure to harmful chemicals.
Diagnosis and Treatment.
Psychotherapy or counseling to help you live with an incurable
Chemotherapy and / or
Remove the tumor, where it is small.
Mitigate any pressure in the bile ducts.
Mitigate or avoid obstructions in the
There are no
instructions except those already mentioned above.
enzymes to replace the pancreas can no longer produce.
Sedatives to sleep.
Stay as active as you can.
No special diet.
Observing the symptoms.
History and physical examination by
Chemical analysis of the blood of the pancreas,
and gallbladder and testing of blood sugar.
Exploratory abdominal surgery (laparotomy)
X - rays of the abdomen,
, gallbladder and blood vessels (angiography)
CT of the pancreas.
in the pancreas.
, lungs and other abdominal organs.
is considered incurable. There is little
of survival beyond 1 or 2 years, although the symptoms may be relieved or controlled.
They continue scientific research into the causes and treatment, and there are hopes of finding treatment and cure.
The following occurs during treatment:
pain and fatigue.
Nausea and vomiting.
Acute abdominal pain and inflammation.
Depositions black tar.
New unexplained symptoms arise. The medication used in treatment can cause side effects.