Newly diagnosed diabetes and weight loss without cause can lead to pancreatic cancer. Each year, the disease is found in about 2,000 patients in the Czech Republic. Since 95% of patients die from cancer, they need to be discovered in time, and doctors require treatment. At a press conference, she said she wants diabetes scholars and general practitioners to participate. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of death in tumors. Experts say there is more progress in treating other people, the second most common cause of lung cancer, by 2020.
The cause of the disease has yet to be fully understood. Studies have shown that other diseases such as smoking, genetic factors, obesity, poor diet, pancreatitis, cirrhosis or diabetes can be the cause of this disease.
Diagnosis is determined at an advanced stage of the Oncology Clinic of the University of Charles School of Medicine and Luboš Petruzelka of the University Hospital in Prague (First Department of Medicine and VFN) in 50-60% of patients. The average survival time for this patient is less than one year. "Finding a methodology for early detection of disease is a clinical emergency, and we need to speed up the diagnosis, start treatment, and develop more effective, new, and effective drugs," he added.
If the tumor is found in time, the patient can be fully healed. Surgically removing most or all of the pancreas is most effective. 8 to 17 percent of them are available. "If the tumor is not localized, the surgery is possible only in the first stage." The number of patients responding to oncology therapy (chemotherapy or chemoradiation) at the advanced stage is limited, Zdeněk Krška, director of the clinic, explained.
The first symptom is abdominal pain, itching or nausea. One of the late ones can be yellowed like jaundice because it is affected by the liver. From the onset of the first tumor cell to the first symptoms, it takes 14 to 16 years, according to Krška. "Carcinomas occur between 24 and 36 months after the onset of diabetes."
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