Pancreatic cancer is constantly on the rise, but we may discover that late, which makes it one of the worst survival statistics. However, there is very little about this disease in a wider society. Today, the World Pancreas Day is the opportunity to put this disease on the map.
In 2015, 381 people died of pancreatic cancer in Slovenia, 365 of them died, the number of men in men and women equalized. Most patients are over 60 years of age, but as with all cancers, the age limit decreases and fewer patients are not under the age of 40 years. Pancreatic cancer is one of the largest mortality rates.
After diagnosis, patients live less than five months on average. According to Maja Južnič Sotlar, vice president of the Association EuropaColon Association, these statistics have not changed in the last 40 years. In all other cancers, the five-year survival curve has increased over this period and remains a kal straight line ında for pancreatic cancer.
. We're doing everything we can to change that tendency – and we're finally making an upward curve from the straight line, doğru wrote Sutlar's youth. Only patients who are diagnosed with the disease at an early stage of the operation are still able to survive.
These are approximately 20 percent of all patients with pancreatic cancer. There are several causes of poor outcomes such as treatment and survival, and one of the most important, certainly (late) detection of the disease. Symptoms are usually unclear, and people often overlook or ignore their attention, especially at the initial stages.
"Particular attention should be paid to prolonged abnormal mood, extremely dark urine and light, almost gray mud, sudden accident and significant weight loss, yellowing of the skin and mucous membranes, and pain in the area of the spoon or in the middle of the back." Sutlarjeva explained. It doesn't matter if we wait for these problems, but we're going to the doctor.
Among the main goals of a joint campaign by cancer patients worldwide, it is clear that people should first consider the likelihood of a pancreatic cancer. The path to diagnosis is often difficult and difficult for doctors because the pancreas is located in the depths of the abdominal cavity and is therefore often seen with ultrasound, which is the most widely used and completely non-invasive investigation.
Investigations with computed tomography or endoscopic ultrasound are significantly more sensitive. According to the Junik Sotlar, many researchers are trying to understand the biological properties of pancreatic cancer to obtain a medicinal product as soon as possible, which makes a much longer survival possible than the current one.
"Up to now, the only hope so far is that those who are eligible for surgery, that is, those who have the disease, are limited to the body itself. This really bad situation can only be changed by the early detection of the disease and the constant awareness of the general public," added the vice-president of the association.
Dr. Oncological Patients Association of Slovenia, this year's Earth Day, Pancreatic Cancer – What Everyone Should Know About This Disease Borut published a pamphlet prepared by Štabuc. In addition, they will hold a discussion at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Congress Center at the present World World Vital exhibition about this disease. On the importance of raising awareness of pancreatic cancer, he will remember the Castle of Ljubljana in purple.
Otherwise, World Pancreas Day is celebrated on the third Thursday in November. Government officials in charge of the fund aim to raise awareness among scientists and pharmaceutical companies looking for effective drugs to accelerate research. The target audience, of course, should pay attention to their health with a healthier lifestyle and pay attention to the symptoms of the disease.
The idea of Earth Day was launched in 2015 at the initiative of the International Federation of Patient Organizations. In general, the number of patients with gastrointestinal cancer in the world is increasing and there is an alarming increase especially in pancreatic cancer. With this diagnosis more than 100,000 patients live in Europe and around 400 Slovenia.