Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer is a dangerous disease in which cancerous cells form in the tissues of the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland that is found behind the stomach and in front of the spine. The pancreas produces digestive juices and hormones that regulate blood sugar levels. Cells called exocrine pancreas cells produce the digestive juices, while cells called endocrine pancreas cells produce the hormones. The majority of pancreatic cancers start in the exocrine cells. There are certain risk factors that can increase the chance of contracting pancreatic cancer. Some risk factors include smoking, chronic inflammation of the pancreas, and long standing diabetes. If pancreatic cancer runs in a family it also increases the risk of contracting this cancer. Pancreatic cancer has the following symptoms: jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes), pain in the upper or middle abdomen and back, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, and depression. Pancreatic cancer can be diagnosed in few ways. Doctors can order CT scans, a MRI, an endoscopic ultrasound, laparoscopy, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (procedure used to X-ray liver and bile ducts), a biopsy, or a blood test to diagnose this type of cancer. After diagnosis, this cancer can be treated in a few ways. One way would be by surgery to remove a tumor or to treat symptoms of the cancer. Another way would be chemotherapy which uses drugs to treat cancer. The last way would be radiation therapy which uses X-rays or other kinds of radiation to kill cancer cells. Even though there are treatment methods available, the American Cancer…
Com/172 Composition and Communication II
University of Phoenix
April 19, 2012
Cancer is class of diseases characterized by out of control cell growth or tumors resulting from a division of the cells. There are over 100 types of…
Karen R Lindner
Wright Career College
Pancreatic cancer occurs in approximately 29000 patients every year. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths. Worldwide, pancreatic cancer is the eighth most common cause of death from cancer in both sexes combined. There have been advancements in the perioperative management, but the 5yr survival rate remains unchanged. Surgical resection is still the only potentially curative treatment for the disease…
County High School celebrity to rival any soccer star or homecoming queen. A series of jokes ensue about Andraka’s mad scientist doings in the school’s imaginary “dungeon” laboratory. In reality, Andraka created his potentially revolutionary pancreatic cancer detection tool at nearby Johns Hopkins University, though he does sometimes tinker in a small basement lab at the family’s house in leafy Crownsville, Maryland, where a homemade particle accelerator crowds the foosball table.
Cancer Prevention: Rethink Your Diet as Well as Your Smoking
If everyone were to quit smoking today, nearly 450,000 fewer Americans would die annually from smoking-related diseases. Yet even with all the smoking bans across the country, one in five Americans still lights up regularly—a rate that's plateaued since 2005 after four decades of decline, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the smoking-lung cancer connection is an old story, every…
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancerous cells are also called malignant cells.
Causes, Incidence, and Risk factors
Cells are the building blocks of living things.
Cancer grows out of normal cells in the body. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn't need them. Cancer appears to occur when the growth of cells in the body is out of control and cells divide too quickly. It can also occur when cells forget how to die.…
Outline for a speech
Tell a little of my mom’s story
To make awareness of Pancreatic cancer
Summarize the main idea of your speech. Quickly state your three main points
What is Pancreatic Cancer
Signs and symptoms
First Main Point: What is Pancreatic Cancer?
Pancreas: The pancreas is a long, flat gland that lies in the abdomen behind the stomach. It produces enzymes that are released into the small intestine to help with digestion…
positive for pancreatic inflammation.
The pancreas is made of two types of glands: the endocrine, which consists of the Islet of Langerhans, secretes hormones into the blood stream; and the exocrine gland secretes digestive enzymes that help break down carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and acids in the duodenum. The exocrine tissue also secretes bicarbonate to neutralize stomach acid in duodenum (Wexner Medical Center, 2012).
Per Brenner & Krenzer (2010):
In acute pancreatitis, pancreatic inflammation…
Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer
HS200 Section #2
Unit 2 Capstone Project: Pancreatic Cancer
Mr. Andre I would like to give an insight about the diagnosis you have just been diagnosed with. I hope it gives you a better understanding and helps you with the type of stage you have and if any treatment can be successful for you. I hope you can come to an option and go back to doing as you have done with your…
As you most likely know cancer is a very mysterious and deadly disease, but what is cancer really? Cancer is a disease which forms when abnormal cells divide without control. These cells are able to invade other tissues. There are over one hundred different types of cancer. Each different type of cancer is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. Although there are many great advancements of technology to treat and prevent cancer, cancer is still the number one leading cause…
Pancreatic Cancer – A Silent Disease
The pancreas is an organ located just posterior to the stomach and anterior to the spine. The organ extends laterally from the duodenum to the spleen. The pancreas itself weights about three ounces and is six inches long (Martini, 2004). The pancreas is part of two different systems, the exocrine and the endocrine system. Their function within the exocrine system, which is 99% of the pancreatic volume, is to produces enzymes that help with most of the digestive…