Pancreatic cancer is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide.
This type of cancer occurs due to the abnormal growth of cells in the pancreas.
The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach, and it releases some substances or enzymes that help digestion, and it also contributes to the secretion of hormones that control the amount of sugar in the bloodstream.
The “timesofindia” website explained the causes, symptoms, risk factors and methods of prevention in pancreatic cancer.
How does it spread?
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the symptoms of the disease may vary, but one of the signs of the spread of the tumor is pain, indicating that it is persistent and the cause is the breakdown of the living tissue that builds the skeleton, and the most affected area of the body is the back.
Some other signs of advanced pancreatic cancer include weak bones, increased levels of calcium in the blood, and low levels of blood cells.
Some common symptoms of pancreatic cancer include pain in the upper abdomen that may spread to the back, jaundice, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, weight loss, blood clots in the body, itchy skin, new or worsening diabetes, nausea .
Studies show that most people who develop pancreatic cancer are over the age of 45, and it is believed that more men than women develop pancreatic cancer, and those who smoke may be at greater risk. Obesity also increases the risk.
Methods of prevention
As for prevention methods, make sure you are eating a healthy diet, in addition to including more green vegetables and colorful fruits, avoiding processed, fatty and sugary foods, and maintaining a healthy weight.
In addition to the above, exercise regularly even if it means going for short walks, and staying away from unhealthy habits such as smoking and alcohol consumption.