November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. With very few treatments available for this cancer, recognizing the symptoms can facilitate early diagnosis. Learn about the common risk factors and symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer.
Let’s Win! provides treatment information for patients with pancreatic cancer, and provides a platform for patients to share their stories and look for options beyond conventional treatments.
Pancreatic CancerPatient StoriesMarijuana & Cancer
In her younger years, Stacie Chevier smoked marijuana for recreational use. After being diagnosed with a rare cancer, she now views it as a drug that helps her cope with the disease.
Pancreatic CancerPatient Stories
When Alex Trebek posted a video so he could speak directly to viewers of his popular television quiz show, the news that he’s fighting stage IV pancreatic cancer led to a huge outpouring of emotion and concern. Read more here about this cancer and Trebek’s plans for his future.
Pancreatic cancer may become the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States by 2020. Because there are no clear warning signs for this cancer, it is often diagnosed late, when cure is no longer possible. Dr. Frank discusses the challenges of pancreatic cancer and describes new treatments that have shown promise.
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose early, because it often has no symptoms until much later, and it often goes undiagnosed until the cancer is advanced or metastatic, when it can no longer be cured.
Pancreatic CancerRadiation Therapy
Depending on the cancer type and stage, along with individual patient factors, pancreatic cancer can be treated with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, supportive care, or a combination of these treatments.
Helping patients preserve their quality of life by avoiding major side effects, maintenance therapy is a relatively new but promising form of treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Getting proper nutrition is often difficult for patients with pancreatic cancer, but it is possible with specialized nutritional care and guidance from a registered dietitian.
Family MembersPancreatic Cancer
Shanea Irierose Drown shares her personal story of overcoming expectations, rising to the challenge, and seeing people for who they really are, not what their dubious reputations may lead us to believe.
Patient StoriesPancreatic CancerMen's Health
Michael Bailey, SHRM-CP, went through denial and fear when he was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and finally found inspiration in Bob Marley’s words on his way to perseverance. This is his story.
Pancreatic CancerFinancial Support
Find financial assistance programs available for pancreatic cancer drugs.
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