Pancreatic cancer is a form of cancerous growth that typically arises when various cells in the pancreas, (a small organ that lies behind the stomach) begin to multiply at a rate well beyond the essential requirements of the human body. Eventually they multiply out of control and go on to form a compact mass.
Unfortunately, for the patient suffering from this dreadful malady, these cancerous cells possess the ability to invade many other parts of the body as well.
Understanding your pancreas
The core function of the pancreas is to maintain the body’s blood glucose or sugar balance levels. The main hormones of the pancreas include glucagon as well as insulin and together, these two hormones regulate blood glucose levels in the body.
Symptoms of pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer is widely called the “silent cancer” due to the fact that many of the earliest symptoms tend to be both vague and largely unrecognized, as such. However, that does not mean that they do not exist, and signal the onset of this type of cancer. Here are some of the common telltale signs and symptoms that can aid in the diagnosis of this form of cancer.
- Significant and inexplicable weight loss
- Painless jaundice (yellow eyes and skin, thick yellow urine)
- A lot of abdominal pain or any other form of discomfort in the abdominal area
While the above signs are deemed ‘classic’ symptoms of pancreatic cancer, there are many other possible signs of pancreatic cancer that tend to get overlooked. These include:
- Nausea and frequent vomiting for no apparent reason
- Back pain
- Diabetes without any corresponding weight gain
- Loss of appetite
- Yellow fingernails
- Indigestion (dyspepsia) that does not seem to respond at all to the duly prescribed medication and treatment
- Intense pain when eating
Unfortunately, there is no ‘magic bullet’ symptom of this disease and few people will ever develop the full spectrum of such symptoms in the initial stages, and this problem is compounded by the fact that many such symptoms may have other underlying causes as well.
Causes of pancreatic cancer
While there is no specific reason that can potentially lead to this particular form of cancer but there are nevertheless, certain causative factors along with genetic causes as well. The genetic code in the DNA of the cells compels them to multiply beyond the necessary requirements of the human body, thereby leading to cancer.
How pancreatic cancer forms?
Pancreatic cancer usually begins when certain cells found within the pancreas start growing out of control and go on forming a tumor. As a rule, such tumors start in the exocrine cells that are responsible for creating pancreatic enzymes that aid in the process of digestion.
Complications of pancreatic cancer
Since pancreatic cancer is mostly found in the form of a tumor, its effects (or complications) depend entirely on how far it has spread in the body as well as its size and location. If it stops the bile duct from functioning properly, jaundice will follow suit and if it does the same for the digestive system, then it will cause loss of appetite and nausea.
What can you do about it?
You’re body is designed to be well if you put forth the effort and you must have enough life left in your body to accept the good things you’re putting into it. If you’re one of the lucky people and you are stage-1 or stage-2 you a lot more options.
Experts recommend the following:
If you are stage-3 or stage-4, it’s highly advised that you don’t try to play your own doctor. You really need a skilled physician that knows how to handle your situation. Check out our amazing stage-4 survival story that inspired this website, and get a recommendation to the best natural cancer clinic on the planet.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” ~The Bible, Hosea 4:6
God bless you and your family.
Peggy Sue, and family