Pancreatic cancer forms in the tissues of the pancreas and it spreads rapidly to all the nearby organs. The causes of pancreatic cancer are not clear yet, but smoking is one of the risk factors that increases the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Apart from this Diabetes, genetic syndromes, obesity, age and family history are some of the risk factors that can increase the chances of this type of cancer.
The symptoms of pancreatic cancer do not occur in the initial days but create a problem when it is in the advanced stage. Pain in the upper abdomen, loss of appetite, depression, blood clots, fatigue, and jaundice are the common symptoms of pancreatic cancer. Before any further treatment, the diagnosis is performed to check the stage of cancer using staging tests, CT scan, MRI, PET scans, endoscopic ultrasound, biopsy, and blood tests are some of the tests that are required to get more clear detail about pancreatic cancer.
Treatment of Pancreatic cancer varies from person to person; it depends on the stage and location of cancer and also on the overall health of the patient. Treatment of Pancreatic cancer includes surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or may be a combination of all this.
Treatment cost of pancreatic cancer in India ranges between Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 2, 50,000. The treatment cost can increase depending upon the hospital in which the patient is admitted and also depend on the treatment undergoing. There are many best hospitals for pancreatic cancer treatment which provide cost-effective treatment to the patients.