Know About Pancreatic Cancer 


A condition in which cancer cells develop in the tissues of the pancreas, a small gland located behind the stomach. It produces digestive juices and hormones that regulate blood sugar levels 

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer  

  • Jaundice 
  • Upper or Middle Abdominal Pain  
  • Unexplained Weight Loss 
  • Blood Clots in The Body 
  • Itchy Skin 
  • Loss of Appetite 
  • Fatigue 
  • Depression 
  • New or Worsening Diabetes 

Risk Factors of Pancreatic Cancer 

  • Smoking Tobacco 
  • Age >60 Years 
  • Family History 
  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption 
  • Chronic Inflammation of The Pancreas 
  • Obesity 
  • Diabetes (Newly Diagnosed) 

Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer  

Your doctor will ask about your health history and perform a physical examination along with several tests to determine the cause of the condition, including: 

  • Blood tests (to check your general health and functioning of kidneys and liver) 
  • Laparoscopy (a surgical procedure to look at organs) 
  • CT scan 
  • MRI  
  • PET Scan 
  • Biopsy (removal of tissue to view it under a microscope) 

Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer 

  • Surgery (Removes the cancer cells) 
  • Radiation Therapy (High-speed energy to kill the cancer cells) 
  • Chemotherapy (Uses drugs to kill cancer cells) 

For advanced stages, surgery may not be possible. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms such as pain and digestive problems. 

Prevention of Pancreatic Cancer 

  • Quit smoking and Alcohol  
  • Maintain Healthy Weight  
  • Control Your Blood Sugar Levels 
  • Use Safety Equipment (In case of toxin exposure at work) 

Smokers are two to three times more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.