pancreatic cancer

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pancreatic cancer

The presence of a malignant tumor in the pancreas. Smoking and a diet high in fats or alcohol may contribute to the disease.
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Noun1.pancreatic cancer - cancer of the pancreas
carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
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Magno was said to have suffered from cancer of the pancreas. She was 65.
The project of the Costa Rican scientist, consists of a treatment for cancer of the pancreas by means of the use of nanotechnology that allows to encapsulate the molecule, that when injected into the bloodstream of the patient and be released in the organism stops the growth of cancer, a revolutionary therapy that Speratum has already developed in the treatment of ovarian and liver cancer and that it could be used in patients in less than two years, explained Dr.
Many people are sick with cancer of various kinds - like colon cancer, breast cancer, cancer of the liver, cancer of the pancreas, intestinal cancer, cancer of the spleen, stomach cancer and other types of cancer.
A meta-analysis found an association between higher vitamin intake and a lower risk of cancer of the pancreas. *
At the other end of the scale patients with cancer of the pancreas (22.1%) have a far slimmer chance of making it through the first 12 months after diagnosis.
Cancer of the pancreas: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
But some 78% did not know that obesity was linked to ovarian or womb cancer, more than two thirds (69%) were unaware it can lead to breast cancer, while more than half (53%) did not know of the link to cancer of the pancreas.
In its new assessment of 500 studies, the agency found drinking coffee had no carcinogenic effects for cancer of the pancreas, prostate, and female breast.
Inflammation of the pancreas, or pancreatitis, is a leading reason for hospital admission, and chronic pancreatitis is a risk factor for cancer of the pancreas.
James Rush, 60, says he was incorrectly told at the Western that he had cancer of the pancreas before being sent for a series of inconclusive biopsies and scans.
Adjuvant radiotherapy and 5-fluorouracil after curative resection of cancer of the pancreas and periampullary region: phase III trial of the EORTC gastrointestinal tract cancer cooperative group.