Frequently Asked Questions Section 3
What is pancreatic cancer with Jaundice?
⦿ Jaundice is a symptom of pancreatic cancer. This can occur when a tumour blocks the bile duct connecting the pancreas to the liver.
What is an Atrophic Pancreas?
⦿ Pancreatic atrophy is an inevitable degeneration of the pancreas, associated with chronic pancreatitis. This disease involves inflammation of the pancreas, and long term alcohol intake is the leading cause of this.
What is pancreatic cancer with Ascites?
⦿ Ascites is when too much fluid builds up in the abdomen. Pancreatic cancer can sometimes cause fluid to build up in the tummy area (abdomen). It can cause pain and discomfort.
What is Pancreatic cancer with GOO?
⦿ Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) blocks the path from the stomach to the lower intestine. Pancreas cancer may completely block the way or allow a small amount to pass. The backup can cause pain and stop food from being digested.
Can pancreas cancer cause diabetes?
⦿ Diabetes is known as a risk factor as well as a possible outcome of pancreatic cancer. Higher than average plasma insulin levels and elevated pressure on the pancreas to generate insulin have been proposed as potential causes for diabetes, contributing to a higher risk of pancreatic cancer.
What does the Hyperechoic of pancreas mean?
⦿ Hyperechoic pancreas was defined as a homogeneous echogenicity of the pancreatic body. That was slightly lower than or equal to the echogenicity of retroperitoneal fat on routine ultrasonography.
Why pancreatic cancer painful?
⦿ Pain can be a big issue for patients with pancreatic cancer. Pain in the abdominal (belly) or back is normal in pancreatic cancer. Cancers that begin in the body or the tail of the pancreas can develop relatively extensive and start to press on other surrounding organs, causing pain.
Pancreatic cancer vs Pancreatic cyst
⦿ Pancreatic cysts are saclike fluid pockets on or in the pancreas. The pancreas is a sizeable gastrointestinal organ that contains hormones and enzymes that help digest food.
Pancreatic cancer vs neuroendocrine tumour
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is also referred to as “pancreatic cancer.” It begins in exocrine cells that contain enzymes that facilitate digestion.
Pancreatic cancer is more advanced, has a lower chance of survival, and does not cause early symptoms. Advanced signs and symptoms include:
⦿ Jaundice (The yellowing of the face and the whiteness of the eyes)
⦿ Light-coloured stools
⦿ Black urine
⦿ Pain in the upper or lower abdomen and the back
⦿ Loss of weight
⦿ Hunger loss
⦿ Felt very sleepy
Pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer is sometimes called islet cell carcinoma. It starts in the endocrine cells, which produce hormones to regulate blood sugar.
Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Cancer is less common, has a better chance of recovery. The tumours may produce hormones and cause early symptoms, such as: