Pancreatic Cancer: A Review

Author(s): Chandraman K

The incidence of pancreatic cancer has been increasing while its 5-year survival rate has not changed in decades. Pancreatic cancer is associated with a high mortality rate and is one of the top 5 causes of death from cancer. The burden of pancreatic disorders is expected to increase over time. Alcohol continues to be the single most important risk factor for chronic pancreatitis. Smoking is an independent risk factor for acute and chronic pancreatitis, and its effects could synergize with those of alcohol. Significant risk factors for pancreatic cancer include smoking and non-O blood groups. Therefore, these review discuss the different types of pancreatic cancer that usually occurs along with the different phase. It also discusses the sign and symptoms of respective cancer and treatment.

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