Newly diagnosed diabetes and weight loss without cause can indicate pancreatic cancer. Every year, this disease is detected in around two thousand patients in the Czech Republic. 95 percent of patients die of cancer, so they need to be found in time, they call the doctor to treat it. They want to involve diabetes experts and general practitioners, they said at a press conference. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of death among tumors. Because more progress is being made in treating others, by 2020, according to experts, the second most common cause of lung cancer.
The cause of this disease has not been fully explained. According to research, smoking, genetic factors, obesity, poor diet and other diseases such as pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis or diabetes can contribute.
In 50-60 percent of patients, the diagnosis is determined at an advanced stage by the Oncology Clinic of Charles University's First Medical Faculty and the General University Hospital in Prague (First Medical Faculty and VFN) Luboš Petruželka. The average survival time of these patients is less than one year. "This is a clinical emergency to find a methodology for early detection of this disease, and it is necessary to increase the speed of diagnosis, start treatment and develop new drugs that are more effective," he added.
If the tumor is detected on time, it is possible to cure the patient completely. Most surgical removal of part or all of the pancreas is most effective. There is a possibility of eight to 17 percent of them. "It is possible to operate only if the tumor does not develop locally, ie in the first stage." At a later stage, only a number of patients respond to the treatment of oncology – chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy, "explained Zdeněk Krška, head of the First Surgery of the Stomach Chest Unintentional Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine 1 and the General Teaching Hospital.
The first symptoms include abdominal pain, itchy skin or nausea. One that is late may turn yellow like jaundice, because they are affected by the liver. From the beginning of the first tumor cell to the first symptom, according to Krška it takes 14 to 16 years. "Carcinoma manifests itself from 24 to 36 months after the onset of diabetes," he added.
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