Dr. Reshad Kurrimbukus

What is pancreatic cancer?

What is pancreatic cancer?

OVERVIEW

Pancreatic cancer can develop in any part of the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ located towards the top of your stomach. It aids in the digestion of food and produces hormones like as insulin. The severity of pancreatic cancer is determined by its location in the pancreas, its size, whether it has spread, and your overall health.

Symptoms

Pancreatic cancer symptoms may be absent or difficult to detect.

The following are some signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer:

The whites of your eyes or skin turn yellow (jaundice); you may also have itchy skin, darker pee, and paler poo than usual; you lose appetite or lose weight without trying; you feel tired or have no energy; you have a high temperature, or you feel hot or shivery;

Other signs and symptoms that can influence your digestion include:

Being unwell or feeling sick diarrhoea or constipation, or other changes in your poo pain in the upper area of your tummy and back, which may be worse when you eat or lie down and better when you lean forward indigestion symptoms, such as feeling bloated If you have another ailment, such as irritable bowel syndrome, you may have these symptoms on a regular basis. You might grow accustomed to them. However, if your symptoms change, worsen, or do not feel normal to you, you should see a doctor.

Who is at a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer can strike anyone. What causes it isn’t always obvious.

If you do the following, you may have a better chance of getting it:

People under the age of 40 are less likely to experience some medical disorders, such as long-term chronic pancreatitis.

There is a family history of pancreatic cancer

Many types of pancreatic cancer are linked to your way of life.

How can you lower your risk of pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer cannot always be avoided. However, making healthy lifestyle changes can reduce your chances of contracting it.

Pancreatic cancer treatment

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most challenging cancers to treat.

Your treatment will be determined by the following factors:

Your general health, the amount and type of pancreatic cancer you have, and where it is if it has spread Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and supportive care may all be used.

You will be looked after by a skilled care team who will:

Describe the treatments, their advantages, and their drawbacks work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you and help you manage any side effects, such as dietary adjustments to aid digestion.

During and after any treatments, you’ll undergo regular check-ups. You may also be subjected to tests and scans.

My locations

I can offer consultations in several locations across Mauritius. Some of them are:

EDUCATION

DES Medecine Interne
Universite de Poitiers

DFMSA Gastro
Universite Bordeaux

Diplome DCEM
Universite Bordeaux

Diplome Docteur
Universite de Poitiers