Definition of Pancreatic Cancer: It is also called pancreatic carcinoma; it’s a serious medical condition in which a tumor grows in to the pancreas
Explanation: In this type of cancer, the tumor grows gradually and does not shows any indications at all making the detection very difficult leaving very few options of treatments. Treatment’s success entirely depends on the condition of patient at the time of detection. Ergo is performed in order to detect it if the cancer has an advanced stage.
But if the cancer is spread in to the body then it will be leaving no room for any treatment’s success. So it is recommended that one should consult the doctor if encounters any symptoms
Opinion: I have a good enough reason to focus on this point because I also encountered the blood in the urine in Sept, 2009. At first I did not paid attention to it but with the passage of time my wife asked me to consult the doctor and after three weeks of this I was diagnosed with the kidney cancer. The tumor was grown to 6.2 cm and needed a laparoscopic surgery to remove the kidney. The cancer was not spread in to the other body parts fortunately otherwise the consequences could be worse.
Symptoms: symptoms include pain in abdomen, jaundice, being tired, having nausea, vomiting, the dark urine, rapid weight loss and the appetite. Later on depression, mood swings, the blood clotting, having indigestion and diarrhea.
I am not familiar with the figure if the survival rates though I can say that pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose because in majority of the cases the diagnosis are made at last stages
Prevention: In order to prevent the disease it is highly recommended to have regular medical checkups, to examine your weight and to avoid smoking.