Pancreatic Cancer

Because pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose early, many do not find out they have it until it is well advanced and surgery is not possible. Discover more about pancreatic cancer, including risk factors, screening and diagnosis, symptoms and treatment.

Options for Pancreatic Cancer Pain Relief

Pancreatic cancer is often detected late and has a poor prognosis. Its most prominent symptom is severe abdominal and back pains. Learn more about pancreatic cancer pain relief and how to improve the quality of one’s remaining life.

How Do I Avoid Pancreatic Cancer?

How do I avoid pancreatic cancer? To answer this question, it is best to know what it is and what are its risk factors. Steps can then be taken to lessen one’s chances in developing pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer risk factors

Pancreatic cancer is considered highly aggressive and often associated with a poor prognosis. Understanding the association between pancreatic cancer and risk factors can help prevent the development of this aggressive and deadly cancer. Risk factors include: age, diabetes, smoking, family history.

Pancreatic Cancer Research

A leading cause of cancer related death in the United States, pancreatic cancer not only spreads rapidly, but also is often diagnosed too late. Here we discuss pancreatic cancer research and the focus on screening and prevention as well as treatment.

Pancreatic Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has published a series of recommendations regarding routine cancer screening and prevention methods. Find out the recommendations for pancreatic and thyroid cancer screening as well as the recommendation regarding smoking cessation counseling.