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Frequently Asked Questions About Pancreatic Cancer

Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options available for pancreatic cancer.

Review Date: February 08, 2012

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Pancreatic Cancer: Frequently Asked Questions

This document provides answers to questions about pancreatic cancer, including those related to symptom management, treatments, emerging therapies and more.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Pancreatica Initiative

Can Cancer of the Pancreas Be Found Early?

Pancreatic cancer patients usually have no symptoms until the cancer has spread to other organs. Although there are no blood tests to find early cancers of the pancreas, doctors are looking to see if endoscopic ultrasound can be useful to screen people with a high risk of pancreatic cancer.

Review Date: March 05, 2013

American Cancer Society

Eating Charred, Well-Done Meat May Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Eating charred, well-done meat on a regular basis may increase your risk of pancreatic cancer by up to 60%, according to findings from a University of Minnesota study. Read more about this study..

Review Date: March 05, 2013

American Cancer Society

PALS (Patient and Liaison Services): Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

When you call PALS, you’ll establish a one-on-one connection with a dedicated PALS Associate. Your PALS Associate can provide you with the most current information about the disease, treatment options,specialists, clinical trials, support groups, diet, nutrition and much more.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Pancreatic Cancer Overview

Although there's no proven way to prevent pancreatic cancer, you can take steps to reduce your risk including: quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Pancreatic Cancer Registries

Familial registries are powerful resources to gain a better understanding of pancreatic cancer – and hence better detection or treatment possibilities. This page lists pancreatic cancer registries alphabetically by state.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

Pancreatica Initiative

Pancreatic Cancer: Find Support Resources

This site provides links to connect with other survivors and caregivers, support groups and educational meetings, and request assistance with financial or insurance issues.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Questions and Answers About the Gonzalez Regimen

Find answers to questions about the Gonzalez Regimen, a complex treatment plan based on the role of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and other dietary factors that is promoted as a treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Review Date: March 08, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer: Questions and Answers

This document provides questions and answers on smokeless tobacco (snuff, dip and chewing tobacco). Related health risks are noted, and resources that can help you quit are provided.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence

Learn about research that suggests vitamin D may provide some protection against colorectal and possibly other cancers.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Pancreas

This booklet discusses possible causes of cancer of the pancreas. It also describes symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and followup care to help patients and their families better understand and cope with this disease.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Your Disease Risk: Pancreatic Cancer

To estimate your risk of pancreatic cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

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