Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month brings attention to ‘silent cancer’

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month brings attention to ‘silent cancer’


Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. The American Cancer society estimates roughly 53 thousand people in the U-S will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 20-17.. It is often referred to as a “silent cancer” because it is thought that the early symptoms can be vague or mimic other stomach issues.. Doctors say the current screening methods is intensive and sometimes not reliable. [D10]20171101 PANCREATIC NOON-SV DR. KEVIN KELLEY:” THE IMAGING AND THE TECHNOLOGY WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO SCREEN FOR THIS DISEASE HAS A LOT OF FALSE POSITIVES AND FALSE NEGATIVES. IT’S NOT RELIABLE AND IT’S ALSO NOT PRACTICAL.” Dr. Kelley says he hopes that this month will bring more awareness to the need for funding for more research..specifically to find more practical

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