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Pancreas Cancer Treatment in Chennai
What is pancreatic cancer?
The pancreas is a 6-inch long organ situated behind the stomach in the rear of the mid-region, close to the nerve bladder. It contains organs that make pancreatic juices, hormones, and insulin. Malignant growth can influence either the endocrine or the exocrine organs in the pancreas.
The exocrine organs produce juices, or catalysts, that enter the digestion tracts and help digest fat, proteins, and starches.These make up the vast majority of the pancreas.
The endocrine organs are little groups of cells known as the islets of Langerhans. They discharge the hormones insulin and glucagon into the circulatory system. There, they oversee glucose levels. At the point when they are not working appropriately, the outcome is regularly diabetes.
The sort of disease and the standpoint for each relies upon which work the malignant growth influences.
Pancreatic cancer is often called a “silent” disease, because symptoms do not show until the later stages.Tumors of the pancreas cancers are usually too small to cause symptoms, and later symptoms are often non-specific.
However, when the cancer grows, there may be:
- pain in the upper abdomen as the tumor pushes against nerves
- jaundice, when problems with the bile duct and liver lead to a painless yellowing of the skin and eyes and darkening of the urine.
- loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting
- significant weight loss and weakness
- pale or grey fatty stool
- However, a number of other diseases can cause the same symptoms, so a doctor can often not diagnose pancreatic cancer until the later stages.
Other possible signs and symptoms include:
Trousseau’s sign, when spontaneous blood clots form in the portal blood vessels, deep veins of the arms and legs, or other superficial veins clinical depression, which people sometimes report before a diagnosis Islet cell or neuroendocrine cancers of the pancreas may cause the pancreas to produce too much insulin or hormones.
- weakness or dizziness
- muscle spasms
- Pancreatic cancer appears differently, depending on which part of the pancreas the tumor is in, whether the “head” or the “tail.”
- Tumors at the tail end are more likely to result in pain and weight loss. At the other end, head tumors cause fatty stools, weight loss, and jaundice.
If the cancer spreads, or metastasizes, new symptoms can occur in the affected area and the rest of the body.
Cancer treatment depends on a variety of factors:
the type of cancer the stage of the cancer the person’s age, health status, and other characteristics the individual’s personal choices Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the most common treatment options. The aim of treatment is to: remove the cancer relieve painful symptoms