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Pancreatic Cancer

CURE PANCREATIC CANCER • LUSTGARTEN FOUNDATION• ABOUT PANCREATIC CANCER WHAT IS THE WHAT IS PANCREAS ? CANCER ? The Pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach, Cancer is uncontrolled division providing digestive of abnormal cells. juices, insulin and other important Cancer can spread through the blood and lymph systems. hormones. Genes Damage to the genes that control how a cell grows and how it will die is the underlying cause of cancer. STATISTICS 280,000 6% 1 IN 68 CASES REPORTED AVERAGE SURVIVAL RATE WORLDWIDE LIFETIME RISK OVER 5 YEARS RISK FACTORS SMOKING OBESITY POOR FAMILY DIABETES DIET HISTORY SYMPTOMS STOMACH NAUSEA WEIGHT LOSS OF JAUNDICE PAIN LOSS APPETITE O DIAGNOSIS PROCEDURES ® IMAGING BLOOD TEST BIOPSY TREATMENT OPTIONS SURGERY Removes all or part of the pancreas. When the cancer is caught early, surgery can be curative. CHEMOTHERAPY Uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. RADIATION THERAPY Uses high energy x-rays or other forms of radiation to kill or prohibit cancer cells from growing. CLINICAL TRIALS Studies that use new medications or combinations of treatments 280,000 Cases - 1 in 68 Lifetime Risk - 6% Survival Rate - Risk Factors / Symptoms / Diagnosis / Treatment Options - Visit to join the fight! The Lustgarten Foundation 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, New York 11714 Toll Free: 1-866-789-1000 P: 516-803-2304 F: 516-803-2303

Pancreatic Cancer

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