Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of the pancreas — an organ in  abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of the stomach. The  pancreas releases enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help manage your blood sugar.
Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly to nearby organs. It is seldom detected in its early stages. But for people with pancreatic cysts or a family history of pancreatic cancer, some screening steps might help detect a problem early. One sign of pancreatic cancer is diabetes, especially when it occurs with weight loss, jaundice or pain in the upper abdomen that spreads to the back.
Causes- It's not clear what causes pancreatic cancer in most cases. Doctors have identified factors, such as smoking, that increase your risk of developing the disease.
Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells in your pancreas develop mutations in their DNA. These mutations cause cells to grow uncontrollably and to continue living after normal cells would die. These accumulating cells can form a tumor. Untreated pancreatic cancer spreads to nearby organs and blood vessels.
Most pancreatic cancer begins in the cells that line the ducts of the pancreas. This type of cancer is called pancreatic adenocarcinoma or pancreatic exocrine cancer. Rarely, cancer can form in the hormone-producing cells or the neuroendocrine cells of the pancreas. These types of cancer are called islet cell tumors, pancreatic endocrine cancer and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.
Symptoms- Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer often don't occur until the disease is advanced. They may include:
·         Pain in the upper abdomen that radiates to your back
·         Loss of appetite or unintended weight loss
·         Depression
·         New-onset diabetes
·         Blood clots
·         Fatigue
·         Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
Risk factors- Factors that may increase your risk of pancreatic cancer include:
·         Chronic inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
·         Diabetes
·         Family history of genetic syndromes that can increase cancer risk, including a BRCA2 gene mutation, Lynch syndrome and familial atypical mole-malignant melanoma (FAMMM) syndrome
·         Family history of pancreatic cancer
·         Smoking
·         Obesity
·         Older age, as most people are diagnosed after age 65
A large study demonstrated that the combination of smoking, long-standing diabetes and a poor diet increases the risk of pancreatic cancer beyond the risk of any one of these factors alone.
Complications-- Weight loss. A number of factors may cause weight loss in people with pancreatic cancer. The cancer itself may cause weight loss. Nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatments or a tumor pressing on your stomach may make it difficult to eat. Or your body may have difficulty processing nutrients from food because your pancreas isn't making enough digestive juices.
Jaundice. Pancreatic cancer that blocks the liver's bile duct can cause jaundice. Signs include yellow skin and eyes, dark-colored urine, and pale-colored stools. Jaundice usually occurs without abdominal pain.
Pain. A growing tumor may press on nerves in your abdomen, causing pain that can become severe.
Bowel obstruction. Pancreatic cancer that grows into or presses on the first part of the small intestine (duodenum) can block the flow of digested food from your stomach into your intestines.
Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. Its strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When Pancreas cancer   is concerned there are many effective medicines are available in Homoeopathy, but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient, considering the mental and physical symptoms.
CHELIDONIUM MAJUS  6X—Chelidonium is one of the top Homoeopathic medicines for Pancreas  cancer.Pancreas inflamed and tender. Pain in the upper part of abdomen/ Liver enlarged and tender. Liver pains going backwards or fixed at angle of right scapula. Epigastric region tender. Constriction across abdomen, as if by a string. Jaundice occurs due to hepatic and gall bladder obstruction. Nausea and vomiting , better by hot water. The person prefers hot food and drink.Chelidonium is suited to bilious constitutions.Poor appetite.

HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS Q- Hydrastis is excellent for Pancreas  cancer with cutting pain from liver to right scapula. Liver atrophied , jaundice with pale scanty stools. Digestion weak, loss of appetite. Vomits all food , retaining only milk or water ,mixed. Bitter papery taste in mouth.

CONIUM MACULATUM 3C-Conium maculatum is effective for Pancreas cancer with severe aching in and around the liver. There is chronic jaundice and pain in the right hypochondrium. There is constipation on alternate days with tremulous weakness after stool.

CARDUS MARIANUS Q-Cardus marianus is excellent for Pancreas cancer with engorged liver, swollen laterally , painful to pressure. Cirrhosis of liver with general edema. Left lobe is very sensitive. Stitches in liver, worse lying on left side. Bitter taste in mouth.Loss of appeti5te. Nausea, retching and vomiting of green acid fluid or blood. Constipation with paste-like clayey stool. Golden coloured urine is another characteristic of Cardus mar.

CEANOTHUS Q- Ceanothus is effective for Pancreas cancer with liver problems. Full feeling in the region of liver, immediately after dinner. Dull pain in pancreas and liver. Wanted to drink water, but it made him sick.Loss of appetite.

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