Pancreatic Cancer Overview
What is pancreatic cancer?
A person with pancreatic cancer has abnormal cells in the pancreas that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. The cause of pancreatic cancer is not known, but genetics may play a role in determining risk. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the fifth leading cause of cancer in women in the US.
What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, back pain, jaundice, brown urine, loss of appetite, clay-colored stools, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, and weight loss.
How does the doctor treat pancreatic cancer?
Treatment for pancreatic cancer includes medications to control nausea, a cancer diet, narcotic pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, surgery, and chemotherapy.
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