Bug died of pancreatic cancer!Cancer king incidence “almost equal to mortality” medical exposure to 6 types of people to pay attention to
Reporter Min Wenyu/comprehensive report veteran entertainer Bago died of cancer on the evening of 16, aged 67.In fact, pancreatic cancer is also known as the “king of cancers,” with most patients surviving less than 20 percent after five years.The Academic Foundation for Prevention and Treatment of Liver Diseases points out that the incidence of pancreatic cancer is low but “almost equal to mortality”, with up to 85 per cent of patients diagnosed too advanced to be operated on.Hui Bingyi, deputy director of Tainan Annam Hospital, also warned that the “six groups” should have an abdominal ultrasound every year and an mri every three years.Bago died of cancer at the age of 67.Photograph (figure/reporter zhang 1) liver disease prevention and control of academic foundation, said early pancreatic cancer may be difficult to find, because the pancreas hidden behind the gastrointestinal, deep in the abdominal cavity inspection is not easy, also almost no early symptoms, even if the symptoms, it is easy to be mistaken for gastrointestinal discomfort while ignoring, therefore 85% patients diagnosed, is already late can’t operation,”Even in 15 percent of patients who do get surgery, 80 percent will have a recurrence.”The pancreas is hidden behind the stomach behind the navel and midline of the sternum.In fact, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2019, pancreatic cancer kills about 2,500 people in Taiwan every year. In 2019, pancreatic cancer overtook stomach cancer to become the seventh leading cause of cancer death in Taiwan. Many celebrities have died of pancreatic cancer.Famous sports anchor Fu Daren, world-famous tenor Luciano Pavarotti and chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, known as “Fashion Lagerfeld”, all died because of it.Hsu Bingyi, vice president of Tainan Annam Hospital, listed the three major symptoms of pancreatic cancer and reminded patients that when the following symptoms occur, the tumor is usually larger than 3 cm, with invasion of peripheral blood vessels or metastasis to distant organs, and surgery cannot be performed.1. Epigastric pain: generally produces epigastric pain, often after meals will be more serious, sometimes pain to the back, often mistaken for stomachache.2. Jaundice: pancreatic cancer at the head of the pancreas often compreses the common bile duct and causes “obstructive jaundice”.3. Weight loss: Tumors rob the body of nutrients and allow it to grow, resulting in weight loss.Pancreatic cancer is often asymptomatic in its early stages, and severe epigastric pain is usually advanced cancer.(Schematic diagram/photo by Li Jiarong) Xu Bingyi sorted out the “6” high-risk groups of pancreatic cancer, including: 1.Newly diagnosed diabetes: pancreatic cancer is present in 3% of adults newly diagnosed with diabetes, according to a prospective study.2. Family history of pancreatic cancer: there are two stomachs or more than two first-degree relatives with pancreatic cancer.Chronic pancreatitis 4. Heavy drinkers 5. Pancreatic cysts 6. BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation: People with this mutation have a much higher risk of developing pancreatic, ovarian, and breast cancer.One of the characteristics of pancreatic cancer pain is that it gets a little less painful when you lean forward, but more painful when you lean back.(figure/da chi) ping-i hsu, the goal of screening for pancreatic carcinoma, is to find out under 2 cm tumor, because of less than 2 cm more than 8 into pancreatic carcinoma can be surgical treatment, but the current profession is not a good screening tool can find such a small tumor, “although the CA – 199 is often the test of blood health inspection center” “index of pancreatic carcinoma,But less than 30 percent of pancreatic cancers smaller than two centimeters have this high marker.”Dr. Hui revealed that abdominal ultrasound is also commonly used to screen for pancreatic cancer, but it is often interfered by gastrointestinal gas, which makes complete pancreatic examination impossible. “Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be a more accurate tool for pancreatic cancer examination, with the advantage that it can find tumors less than 2 cm without radiation, but the disadvantage of its high cost is the screening tool.Currently, mri is not considered a screening tool for pancreatic cancer in the general population.”Hui cautioned that patients at high risk of pancreatic cancer should consider having an abdominal ultrasound every year and an mri every three years if they want to find tumors smaller than 2 centimeters.