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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am so sorry to hear that your father suffers with pancreatic cancer. Is the chemotherapy helping?

As you may already know, pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas — an organ in your abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of your stomach. Your pancreas secretes enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help regulate the metabolism of sugars.

It typically spreads rapidly and is seldom detected in its early stages, which is a major reason why it's a leading cause of cancer death. Signs and symptoms may not appear until pancreatic cancer is quite advanced and complete surgical removal isn't possible.

As the cancer progresses, it can cause jaundice, abdominal pain, bowel obstruction and weight loss.

Anonymous, forgive me but what do you mean by lues motion problem?

Your father's physician is the best person to advise you on his home care.

Please visit our Pancreatic Cancer Community page for support and conversation.


March 16, 2016 - 8:25am


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