New hope for sufferers as a Revolutionary Pancreatic Cancer Treatment May Double Survival Time And Prevent Cancer From Spreading
Pancreatic cancer arises when cells in the pancreas, a glandular organ behind the stomach, begin to multiply out of control and form a mass. These cancerous cells have the ability to invade other parts of the body.There are a number of types of pancreatic cancer.Signs and symptoms of the most common form of pancreatic cancer may include yellow skin, abdominal or back pain, unexplained weight loss, light-colored stools, dark urine and loss of appetite.Pancreatic Cancer Treatment is notoriously difficult, with a dismal survival rate of just 7 per cent.
Yet, Australian scientists may have given sufferers new hope by doubling the survival time in mice with pancreatic tumours.They also found that the cancer was less likely to spread to other tissues post-treatment. The scientists targeted the tumours’ surrounding tissue to make it ‘softer,’ as well as making the cancers’ blood vessels ‘leakier’ by giving the mice a drug commonly used to treat stroke for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment.