Pancreatic Cancer

CDHF Talks: Pancreatic Cancer

CDHF Talks: Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic cancer covers a number of different cancers that that arise from different parts of the pancreas.  However, the most common type of pancreatic cancer is what is called Pancreatic Ductal Adencarcinoma (PDAC), which accounts for about 90 per cent of all pancreatic cancers.  There are other types of pancreatic cancer arising from other cell types.  Tumours such as acinar carcinoma, pancreaticoblastoma and neuroendocrine tumours or NETS that produce hormones such as gastrin.  It’s important to know what type of pancreatic cancer someone has so that their oncologist and their other health care providers can decide how best to treat the cancer.

Gastroenterologists Dr. David Armstrong, and Dr. Francis Tse, and Oncologist Dr. Rachel Goodwin go over what pancreatic cancer is, causes, the symptoms, treatments and what the role of diet is in treating it in this very informative CDHFTalks.

Watch the full version or skip to each section to find the answers you are looking for.

Full Version

Part 1: What is Pancreatic Cancer?

  • What are the types of pancreatic cancer?
  • How prevalent is pancreatic cancer?
  • What is the pancreas & what does it do?

Part 2: What are the causes of Pancreatic Cancer?

  • Are there lifestyle factors linked to pancreatic cancer?
  • Is pancreatic cancer hereditary?
  • Do cysts cause pancreatic cancer?

Part 3: What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

  • What symptoms would cause someone to suspect pancreatic cancer?
  • Why does pancreatic cancer cause jaundice?
  • Why does pancreatic cancer cause weight loss?
  • Why does pancreatic cancer cause pain?

Part 4: What tests are used to find pancreatic cancer?

  • Who should be tested for pancreatic cancer?
  • Is there a blood test for pancreatic cancer?
  • What scan is best for diagnosing pancreatic cancer?
  • Can endoscopy find a pancreatic cancer?

Part 5: What treatments can be used for pancreatic cancer?

  • Can surgery be used to remove pancreatic cancer?
  • Can pancreatic cancer be cured?
  • How do we know if the treatment has worked?
  • How do we know if the pancreatic cancer has come back?
  • When should chemotherapy be used to treat pancreatic cancer?
  • When should radiotherapy be used to treat pancreatic cancer?

Part 6: What is the role of diet in treating pancreatic cancer?

  • Why does pancreatic cancer cause weight loss and malnutrition?
  • Why is diet important before diagnosis?
  • What nutrition treatments are needed during treatment for pancreatic cancer?
  • Are nutrition treatments still needed after treatment for pancreatic cancer?
  • What nutrition supplements may be needed after treatment for pancreatic cancer?

CDHF Talks: Pancreatic Cancer

CDHF Talks: Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic cancer covers a number of different cancers that that arise from different parts of the pancreas.  However, the most common type of pancreatic cancer is what is called Pancreatic Ductal Adencarcinoma (PDAC), which accounts for about 90 per cent of all pancreatic cancers.  There are other types of pancreatic cancer arising from other cell types.  Tumours such as acinar carcinoma, pancreaticoblastoma and neuroendocrine tumours or NETS that produce hormones such as gastrin.  It's important to know what type of pancreatic cancer someone has so that their oncologist and their other health care providers can decide how best to treat the cancer.

Gastroenterologists Dr. David Armstrong, and Dr. Francis Tse, and Oncologist Dr. Rachel Goodwin go over what pancreatic cancer is, causes, the symptoms, treatments and what the role of diet is in treating it in this very informative CDHFTalks.

Watch the full version or skip to each section to find the answers you are looking for.

Full Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovkcr0icvr8

Part 1: What is Pancreatic Cancer?

  • What are the types of pancreatic cancer?
  • How prevalent is pancreatic cancer?
  • What is the pancreas & what does it do?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz4cP3eCQLo

Part 2: What are the causes of Pancreatic Cancer?

  • Are there lifestyle factors linked to pancreatic cancer?
  • Is pancreatic cancer hereditary?
  • Do cysts cause pancreatic cancer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSbqBq6s6Lc

Part 3: What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

  • What symptoms would cause someone to suspect pancreatic cancer?
  • Why does pancreatic cancer cause jaundice?
  • Why does pancreatic cancer cause weight loss?
  • Why does pancreatic cancer cause pain?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo5IVlS7ZcU

Part 4: What tests are used to find pancreatic cancer?

  • Who should be tested for pancreatic cancer?
  • Is there a blood test for pancreatic cancer?
  • What scan is best for diagnosing pancreatic cancer?
  • Can endoscopy find a pancreatic cancer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFErNXlc0Xc

Part 5: What treatments can be used for pancreatic cancer?

  • Can surgery be used to remove pancreatic cancer?
  • Can pancreatic cancer be cured?
  • How do we know if the treatment has worked?
  • How do we know if the pancreatic cancer has come back?
  • When should chemotherapy be used to treat pancreatic cancer?
  • When should radiotherapy be used to treat pancreatic cancer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2gDEFoWGNc

Part 6: What is the role of diet in treating pancreatic cancer?

  • Why does pancreatic cancer cause weight loss and malnutrition?
  • Why is diet important before diagnosis?
  • What nutrition treatments are needed during treatment for pancreatic cancer?
  • Are nutrition treatments still needed after treatment for pancreatic cancer?
  • What nutrition supplements may be needed after treatment for pancreatic cancer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl4z1fGyNbc