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pan·cre·at·ic can·cer

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  1. pancreatic cancernoun

    cancer of the pancreas

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  1. pancreatic cancernoun

    A malignant neoplasm of the pancreas

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  1. Pancreatic cancer

    Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm originating from transformed cells arising in tissues forming the pancreas. The most common type of pancreatic cancer, accounting for 95% of these tumors, is adenocarcinoma arising within the exocrine component of the pancreas. A minority arise from islet cells, and are classified as neuroendocrine tumors. The signs and symptoms that eventually lead to the diagnosis depend on the location, the size, and the tissue type of the tumor, and may include abdominal pain, lower back pain, and jaundice. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the eighth worldwide. Pancreatic cancer has an extremely poor prognosis: for all stages combined, the 1- and 5-year relative survival rates are 25% and 6%, respectively; for local disease the 5-year survival is approximately 15% while the median survival for locally advanced and for metastatic disease, which collectively represent over 80% of individuals, is about 10 and 6 months respectively. Individuals vary, however - some are only diagnosed when they are terminally ill already and therefore only have a few days or weeks. Others have slower progression and may live a couple of years even if surgery is not possible. Men are 30% more likely to get pancreatic cancer than are women. Persons of African nationality or descent are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than white persons.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pancreatic cancer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pancreatic cancer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of pancreatic cancer in a Sentence

  1. Steven Libutti:

    There are a number of agents that are being looked at in clinical trials that focus on pathways that may allow pancreatic cancer to evade normal processes.

  2. Wendy Setiawan:

    We need to have a better way to identify patients with early pancreatic cancer, so we wanted to understand what are the characteristics of people in our study and other populations that help narrow down who are the high-risk populations.

  3. Jean Trebek:

    I have learned something in the past year and it's this : We don't know when we're going to die, because of the cancer diagnosis, it's no longer an open-ended life, it's a closed-ended life because of the terrible survival rates of pancreatic cancer. Because of that, and something else that is operating here, people all over America and abroad have decided they want to let me know now, while I'm alive, about the impact that I've been having on their existence.

  4. Bushwick Bill:

    And I was like, stage 4 ? I have been getting tested for a mass but it was benign, so, I am like could it be cancer ? I was told it is mass with no purpose. So to find out, and pancreatic cancer is undetected until it's in the fourth or fifth stage.

  5. Jonathan Simons:

    For now, we see no active surveillance for colon or pancreatic cancer or glioblastoma, but we know that follicular lymphoma, a low-growing, low-grade cancer, does overlap with nonaggressive prostate cancer.

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