Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease that affects about 35,000 people in the united states every year. The most common form of the cancer, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), begins in the head of the pancreas and over time spreads to neighboring organs including the liver and small intestine. If the disease is detected when it is still confined to the pancreas, a surgery called the Whipple is the best option for survival. If the cancer is diagnosed later, the survival rate plummets. Within five years, only 5% of these individuals are still living.
My loving father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2011. His liver was already affected and he was given a few months to live. My entire family was devastated by the news but we decided to fight it. My father fought hard. He got chemotherapy but it was ineffective. We started him on an alkaline diet but it was too late to make a difference. And on 10 11 12 he passed away.
This blog is designed to inform on issues relating to pancreatic cancer (especially preventive and early diagnosis methods).