- In 10 to 20% of pancreatic cancers, the disease can be cured by surgically removing the tumor. If the tumor is inoperable, chemotherapy can slow the progression of the disease, alleviate the symptoms and improve the quality of life of the patient.
- In 10 to 20% of pancreatic cancers, the disease can be cured by surgically removing the tumor.
- If the tumor is inoperable, chemotherapy can slow the progression of the disease, alleviate the symptoms and improve the quality of life of the patient.
According to the Institut National du Cancer, there were 14,184 new cases of pancreatic cancer in France in 2018, including 51% in men. It is the 9th most frequent cancer in men and the 7th in women. The disease infects the pancreatic cells. Au fil du temps, sans treatment, les cellules céleruses peuvent se multiplier de manière anarchique. They can also migrate to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, the liver or the peritoneum, the membrane that surrounds the stomach.
Pancreatic cancer is detected too late
According to the site of Vidal, ouvrage médical français destiné aux professionnels de santé, 80 to 90 % of cancers of the pancreas are diagnosed at an advanced stage because they remain asymptomatic for a long time. However, scientists published a study in 2021 in which they identified 22 little-known symptoms of this cancer. Le résultat de leurs travaux was published in the British Journal of General Practice.
Sensation of thirst and dark urine are two symptoms of pancreatic cancer
To achieve these results, the scientists analyzed the data of 24,236 patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in England between 2000 and 2017. From this long list, two things seem quite surprising: thirst and dark urine sensation.
Une vingtaine d’autres symptoms du cancer du pancréas
D’autres symptomes reviennent regimenté : jaunissement de la peau, saignements dans l’estomac ou l’intestin, hardé à avaler, diarrhoea, change dans les habitudes intestinaleles, vomiting, indigestion, , perte de poids, constipation, sells greens, nausea, gaz, brûlures d’estomac, fièvre, fatigue, perte d’appétit, démangeaisons et enfin, maux de dos.
Some symptoms not specific or pancreatic cancer
La majoritye de ces symptoms sont apparus un an avant que le patient ne soit diagnostiqué d’un pancreatic cancer. But don’t worry if you feel one or more of these symptoms, because they are clearly not specific to pancreatic cancer and are not necessarily a sign of serious illness. Currently, there is no cure for pancreatic cancer. It is generally diagnosed at an advanced age, around 75 years for men and 80 years for women.