is a serious disease. Taking an aggressive rational stance at the earliest possible time, supported by the best medical team, and treated in the most appropriate manner gives the best chance for survival.
What is Pancreatic Cancer?
Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive cancer that occurs in the pancreas. It accounts for about 1% of all death in the U.S. It is not clear what specifically can cause pancreatic cancer, but factors such as smoking, obesity,
diet, diabetes, and pancreatitis could contribute to a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
At first, pancreatic cancer symptoms are pretty vague. They may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain
Currently, there isn’t a way to screen for and detect pancreatic cancer early on. Because of this, treatment for the disease often starts too late, making the survival rate for patients low.
How can you help?
This month, in particular, there are lots of ways that you can get involved in joining the fight against pancreatic cancer. Join or host a fundraiser near you. Or take to social media to spread awareness about pancreatic cancer.
We can all play a part in raising awareness and funds toward finding better ways to detect and treat pancreatic cancer.
The Crisp Team is Here for You
If you’ve been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you can rest assured that our experts will work with you to ensure that you receive the best treatment available. The Crisp team is able to provide testing
and diagnostic services as well as biopsies, chemotherapy, and more.
At Crisp Regional Hospital, you will receive personalized and compassionate care as we help you navigate your cancer journey from diagnosis to recovery.