Pancreatic cancer is deadly, many Indians vulnerable: Experts

In India, four to six of 1 lakh people suffer from the rare form of cancer. Health experts said there has been a rise in people suffering from pancreatic cancer in India, especially in urban cities like Mumbai. They warn that it might become a lifestyle disease soon.

Pancreatic cancer has a negligible survival rate and is ranked fourth in cancer-related deaths in the US. Pancreatic cancer is of two types – neuroendocrine cancer, a less lethal form which Jobs suffered from, and classic pancreatic which is deadly. There are more case of the former in India. The tumours are located on the head of the pancreas. They block the bile duct and cause jaundice. Read more…

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