Pancreatic Oncology: Treatment of symptoms, rehabilitation

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Pancreatic tumor is at position 4 among malignant tumors arising in the gastrointestinal tract, and is two to three percent of all cancers. Much more common pancreatic tumor develops in men over the age of 50 years.

Risk factors for the development of tumor of the pancreas

  • Smoke doubled the risk of pancreatic carcinoma.
  • In diabetic patients the risk of developing the disease increases several times.
  • The use of a limited amount of fresh vegetables, fruits.
  • Alcohol abuse.
  • Hereditary factor is about 10% of all cases of the disease. The disease is most often associated with hereditary diseases such as nepolipoznayakolorektalnaya tumor Hippel-Lindau syndrome, adenomatoznyypolipoz, Gardner's syndrome.
  • Chronic pancreatitis causes pancreatic tumor in 5% of cases.
  • Symptoms pancreatic tumor

At the initial stage of pancreatic carcinoma exhibits such symptoms: constipation, fatigue, bloating, malaise. The development of diabetes is often disguises cancer.

The main features of the tumor in the pancreas are severe pain and jaundice. These symptoms noted in 90% of patients. Jaundice - a symptom of the defeat of cancer of the pancreas. Usually accompanied by jaundice dark urine, itching and light stool.

Diagnosing pancreatic carcinoma

Only 20% of cases diagnosed with carcinoma of the pancreas, it is limited only when the gland itself. One of the primary diagnosis is spiral computed tomography with a double contrast. To verify the correctness of the diagnosis biopsy is performed under ultrasound, CT (computed tomography).

Also used in the diagnosis:

  • Endoscopic Retrograde pankreatikoholangiografiya;
  • Endoscopic ultrasound with the performance of aspiration biopsy;
  • Ultrasonography.
  • pancreatic carcinoma Treatment

The only effective method, which certainly improves survival in pancreatic cancer, carcinoma is surgical therapy, which is a resection with tumor of the pancreas (pancreatoduodenal resection) and chemoradiation.

Other therapeutic methods are directly in alleviating certain symptoms.

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