Facts about Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreas in our body delivers trypsin enzyme, which helps to digest the food in a correct manner. It is extended all over the abdomen and also helps in managing the sugar balance of the body. But due to some imbalance in the cell or pancreatic tissue development pancreatic cancer occurs in the body.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most common cause of mortality in this era. Around the globe more than 220,000 deaths takes place every year. It is the sixth major cause of death among all different kind of cancers.

Pancreatic cancer is a class of diseases occurs when there is an uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas. The unhealthy cells multiplies and forms lumps of tissues, which are also known as tumors. These kind of tumors then spreads to other parts of the body and damages them internally. One of the commonly known tumor is malignant tumor, which spreads all over the body parts through blood or lymph system.

Cause of Pancreatic Cancer

There are certain risk factors that decides what kind of cancer you are facing. They are:

  • The type of the DNA
  • The Family of the gene
  • Carcinogenes
  • Habits, diet and traits
  • Other medical factors like age.

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer is very difficult to detect which is why its also known as “silent” disease. The symptoms of it are almost same as other stomach related diseases. This is the reason why its hard to diagnose. And by the time the tumor is found, it had already crossed the first or the second stage in most patients. Some of the symptoms commonly seen are:

  • Weight-loss and weakness.
  • Grey stool and huge amount of fat in it.
  • Vomiting, sickness in stomach, low appetite.
  • Jaundice, yellowness of skin and eyes.
  • Upper abdomen pain.

Pancreatic Cancer’s treating methods

All the cancers are treated by the same standard methods, but it only depends upon the stage it has been detected. They are like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other natural alternative therapies. We at CancerTherapies use Sonophotodynamic Therapy technique to free our patients from this deadly disease.

This procedure is a combination of two modalities – Photodynamic and Sonodynamic Therapy. In the first one light waves are used to activate the photosynthetic agents in the body and in the later one ultrasounds are utilized to get the evidence of tumor cells.

Thus in SPDT, both these elements are used to destroy the cancer cells. It is a natural and non-toxic method which causes minimal side effects

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