Pancreatic Cancer: Aggressive & Deadly
While all cancer is considered deadly and hard, pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest. It’s hard to diagnose and almost impossible to treat. If you are seeing the following symptoms, you want to talk to your doctor about your health:
- Back/Abdominal Pain
- Pale Stool
- Weight Loss
Pancreatic Cancer has taken too many good lives. It’s sneaky and Dr Oz said it doesn’t play by the rules. You pancreas hides behind other organs, making it hard to see and diagnose what is going on.
Among the 44,000 Americans that are diagnosed each year, 37,000 die of pancreatic cancer, including Patrick Swayze and Steve Jobs. Much like ovarian cancer, this disease is often detected too late to treat. Dr Oz said it’s slow to treat and finding it early increases your survival chances.
Drinking Soda & Pop Increases Chances of Pancreatic Cancer
Dr Sarah Thayer told Dr Oz that drinking two or more cans of soda a week increases your chances of Pancreatic cancer by 87%. When you think about getting the large drink at McDonalds, or sipping cans of soda throughout the day, this can be a shocking factoid.
What happens is this: the pancreas secretes insulin. Without the soda pop, the pancreas can keep up. Adding in the 78 grams of sugar from two cans of soda, the pancreas must work harder and can’t do the right job.
By cutting your soda down to one a week, you can really help your health. Not only will your pancreas be happy, but you cut out tons of calories! I never felt better than when I cut out soda for a year. Dr Oz believes we should also limit alcoholic drinks to one a day to decrease the risk of Pancreatic Cancer.
Gum Disease Linked to Pancreatic Cancer
When you go to the dentist, if your doctor sees a lot bleeding gums that can be a sign of pancreatic cancer. Swollen and bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease, which is now being linked to pancreatic cancer. You should get professional cleanings every six months, along with brushing and flossing twice a day.
Type 2 Diabetes Increases Risk for Pancreatic Cancer
People with Type 2 diabetes also have a much higher risk of pancreatic cancer. Both diseases are linked by insulin. A disruption of insulin production over a long period of time puts you at a higher risk.
If you pay attention to your body and your family history, you can be ahead of the game on early detection. If two or more of your relatives have had breast cancer, ovarian cancer or pancreatic cancer, you are at a much higher risk.
Baby Aspirin & Vitamin K Prevent Diabetes & Pancreatic Cancer
Two really easy ways to reduce diabetes risk, reducing your pancreatic cancer risks, are Vitamin K and Baby Aspirin. Vitamin K comes from leafy greens and reduces the risk for diabetes up to half. An 81 mg dose of Baby Aspirin taken monthly helps prevent pancreatic cancer.