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CDHF Talks: Pancreatic Cancer


Written by: CDHF

Updated: November 29th, 2022

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?

Part 2: What are the causes of Pancreatic Cancer?

Part 3: What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

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

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

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

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