- Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died of pancreatic cancer
- Know all the symptoms and causes of pancreatic cancer
The four-time Goa Secretary of State Manohar Parrikar died on 17 March 2019 of pancreatic cancer. The former Secretary of Defense fought a year-long fight against pancreatic cancer and died at 63 years old. Manohar Parrikar was flown to the United States in March last year for treatment. He died on Sunday at 1
What is pancreatic cancer?
Pancreatic cancer affects the pancreas of a person who is part of the digestive system and produces digestive juices and hormones. It helps with insulin secretion, which regulates blood sugar levels in a person's body. It also produces enzymes that help break down protein and aid digestion.
The abnormal growth of cells in any part of the pancreas leads to the development of cancer. The body forms new cells according to the requirements of the body, which replaces the old cells. However, when this process becomes abnormal and the new cells do not replace the old cells and continue to grow, the development of cancer begins. These cells then form a mass of tissue that transforms into a tumor.
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What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
The symptoms of pancreatic cancer are usually imperceptible. This makes it difficult to detect early. In most cases, the end-stage cancer is identified. After the growth of cancer may be some of the common symptoms:
- pain in the upper or middle abdomen
- Accidental weight loss
- loss of appetite
- unexplained puffing
- blood sugar level
- nausea and vomiting
- 19659019] What are the causes and risk factors of pancreatic cancer?
There are few causes of pancreatic cancer that can not be controlled like a person's age, family history and genes. However, there are certain factors that can be controlled to reduce the risk of cancer. These modifiable risk factors may include:
- overconsumption of caffeine
- tobacco consumption
- long-term diabetes
The treatment of pancreatic cancer depends on various factors such as the patient's age, the state of health and the stage of the cancer. In most cases, surgical removal of the cancer is recommended. Chemotherapy and radiation are used simultaneously to effectively treat the disease and stop the recurrence of the cancer.
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff March 18, 2019