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Understanding Pancreatic Cancer and Treatment Options
Understanding Pancreatic Cancer and Treatment Options

The pancreas is an organ located behind the stomach and in front of the spine, and contains two types of cells: exocrine (which produces enzymes released into the small intestine to help with digestion) and endocrine (which produces hormones that help control sugar levels in the blood). The majority of cases of pancreatic cancer begin […]

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Signs, Symptoms & Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer
Signs, Symptoms & Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the 12th most common cancer in the United States. The five-year survival rate for patients with pancreatic cancer varies depending on the stage when the cancer is detected and treated, ranging anywhere from one to 14 percent. Signs and symptoms for pancreatic cancer are not often apparent. It is important to know […]

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Wanda’s Breast Cancer Journey
Wanda’s Breast Cancer Journey

Wanda’s Breast Cancer Journey Wanda, a 70-year-old breast cancer survivor, comes from a long line of fighters, of go-getters and of hard workers. So when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2013, she knew that she had to fight in the battle against cancer. Wanda hopes that she will stay in remission and […]

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BRCA Mutations in Cancer: What to Know
BRCA Mutations in Cancer: What to Know

When Angelina Jolie opted to undergo a double mastectomy after genetic testing revealed she carried the BRCA1 gene, it sparked a lot of conversations. Many now wonder what genetic testing would reveal about their own risks. Learn more about the BRCA mutations and guidelines for genetic testing. About BRCA1 and BRCA2 Both BRCA1 (on chromosome 17) and BRCA2 (on […]

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Common Chemotherapy Side Effects and Suggestions for Coping
Common Chemotherapy Side Effects and Suggestions for Coping

Chemotherapy is an effective weapon against cancer with the capability either to inhibit new cell growth or destroy or shrink existing cells. But the very properties that make chemotherapy a potent enemy of cancer cells can cause side effects, since the medication will attack all rapidly dividing cells not discriminating between cancer cells and healthy […]

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