The fourth most common cause of death due to cancer is “Pancreatic cancer” not only in United States but all over the world but it is very sad that it often has a poor prognosis and the symptoms for diagnosis depend on the location . Most of the time the patient of pancreatic cancer does not have any symptoms and later the symptoms are usually nonspecific so it is also known as “silent killer”.
After “Patrick Swayze” one of favorite romantic hero, from all time hit “Ghost” who had died due to “pancreatic cancer” now The co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs, also passed away due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. He was suffering from “pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer” it is a rare form of pancreatic cancer , which produces islet cell tumors.This form is less aggressive than pancreatic exocrine cancer and patients can live a long life.
There are no guidelines for preventing pancreatic cancer, but some reports tells smoking is responsible for 20 to 30% of pancreatic cancers.
If a patients have pancreatic cancer his family must has pancreatic cancer in history but scientists can not identify it from genes.The pancreatic cancer patients experience a lot of pain and weight loss.Treatment depends how early the pancreatic cancer is found.