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Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is 6 inches long flat pear-shaped gland, lies horizontally behind the lower part of the stomach (between the stomach and the spine). The pancreas releases digestive fluid, which helps in digestion and control blood sugar. Pancreatic cancer occurs when patients have pancreatitis, diabetes, family history of pancreatic cancer or excessive smoking.

Chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer may lead to Pancreatic Surgery. Here are some common FAQs on pancreatic cancer, we listed down-

Where does pancreatic cancer happen?

Pancreatic cancer generally happens in the pancreatic tube, where the pancreatic juice flows. It is also called the carcinoma of the pancreas.

Am I allowed to drink alcohol after being diagnosed with pancreatitis?

Drinking alcohol is an unwise choice for anyone, but any trouble with the digestive system, you need to put a full-stop on alcohol consumption immediately. You should not drink once you have diagnosed with pancreatitis as well. For chronic pancreatitis patients, alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

Can Pancreatic cancer be prevented?

Generally, it can’t be preventive always. But if you keep track of it through timely screenings, it can be prevented. There is a chance of reducing the risk of cancer by maintaining a healthy diet, weight loss program, lessening the alcohol consuming and by stop smoking.

Why is pancreatic cancer not diagnosed in the early stage?

Pancreatic cancer often does not show any clear, early symptoms. Most of the cancers, thus, remained unidentified. It shows prominent symptoms when it is already spread over other parts of the body.

Is there any relation with the gene for pancreatic cancer?

It can occur because of the gene. There is a higher chance of pancreatic cancer if you have any family history, also with pancreatic cancer. You can go for a genetic consultation about pancreatic cancer.

Is it possible to get a full recovery from pancreatic cancer?

It might be possible, but only with timely diagnosis and quality treatment.

What will happen if you need to remove pancreas?

You can live without a pancreas. You will be a diabetic patient and you need to take insulin regularly. But it might be required to address severe pancreas conditions.

Should I undergo surgery?

It depends on the condition of the pancreas. You need to discuss with your doctor about Pancreatic Surgery. If your doctor finds it critical then you might need to undergo surgery.

There are a lot of other questions regarding pancreatic cancer. Feel free to ask us in the comment section below and Stay tuned for the next part.

Pancreatic Surgery

The pancreas is an important organ of the human body. The organ is responsible for digestion as well as several exocrine functions. As a result, any disease or complication related to the pancreas can have a harmful impact on the human body. As a result of the extremely unhealthy eating habits and sedentary lifestyle of human, the entire digestive system is under tremendous pressure. This has also resulted in irregular functioning of pancreas and the improper secretion of pancreatic juices. As a result, numerous patients opt for pancreatic surgeries for either addressing pancreatic tumours or conditions causing inflammation of the pancreas such as pancreatitis.

Pancreatic inflammation or tumours can be chronic or acute. In both cases, it is important to seek appropriate medical help for managing the condition of the patient. Often it can be done without any invasive intervention treatment method. However, there are cases of compromised pancreatic tissues where it can become severely infected. And if these conditions are longstanding, the best option available is surgery. Pancreatic Surgery in Varanasi Hospital is known for top-class surgical procedures with experienced doctors and skills medical staff, all within affordable range.

In pancreatic surgery, surgeons often remove the diseased part of the pancreas. In extreme cases, major portions of the pancreas are removed so that the infection does not occur in other organs. The pancreatic surgery is often a major operation wherein several hours are required for the operation. Patients are also required to remain at the hospital or clinic for one to two weeks after surgery and required several weeks for full recovery. However, there are also other methods for treating pancreatic diseases such as draining the pancreatic fluid from the pancreas or surgically opening pancreatic duct. In other cases, surgery can also be performed laparoscopically wherein the surgery is conducted with small incisions, without opening the body through large stitches. This type of surgery is performed under a shorter duration and recovery period is also significantly shorter.

Pancreas is a sensitive organ and therefore, it is essential to have sa killed medical team for pain-management after the surgery. There are also chances of complications and even corrective/subsequent surgical procedures for complete removal of the diseases parts. As such, it is essential to opt for only experienced and well-managed hospitals. Part ways from the pancreatic diseases and join a healthy life with Pancreatic Surgery in Varanasi Hospital.

The Pancreas is a glandular and digestive organ that secretes juice which is important for the proper functioning of the body. it produces hormones, insulin, and enzymes. It is located in the abdominal cavity of the stomach. There are two main functions of the pancreas- endocrine and exocrine function. Endocrine function helps in the secretion of insulin that controls blood sugar levels while exocrine function helps in proper digestion. There are a number of pancreatic disorders that needs attention and requires timely treatment. The most common ones are discussed below:

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