Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer arises when cells in the pancreas, a glandular organ behind the stomach, begin to multiply out of control and form a mass. These cancerous cells have the ability to invade other parts of the body. 

The symptoms of pancreatic cancer often do not appear until the later stages. They can also resemble the symptoms of other conditions, which can make diagnosis more challenging.

Some common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Back pain
  • Low appetite 
  • Weight loss
  • Swelling of Liver
  • Blood clots
  • Vomiting
  • Fever and chills
  • Diarrhea or constipation

In cancer care, Doctors from different fields come together to plan a overall treatment. different types of doctors and other health care professionals often work together to create a patient’s overall treatment plan that combines different types of treatments. This is called a multidisciplinary team. Cancer care teams include a variety of other health care professionals, such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, oncology nurses, social workers, pharmacists, counselors, dietitians, and others.


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