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Hubby’s brother-in-law lost his battle in Feb. 28th of last month. He was battling pancreatic cancer for a very short of time. The pain started in June of 2013 and might ignored since it was not really disturbing him that much. During Thanksgiving, we visited them and he was still in good condition liked if you don’t know him, you would not think that he was experiencing any pain.
But, for us, as his family and relatives, we knew that something was bothering him because he did not stayed long to chat with us. After he ate, he went to his bedroom to rest which was unusual. He liked to stayed and chatted with us because we don’t get to see each other often due to our distance. But, not that time which we understood. Before we left, we played games and he joined with us. We laughed, we had fun!
December when he was admitted to emergency room, they did all the test and everything turned out negative but the pain was getting worst and worst. They did the colonoscopy and did it twice at different times but still nothing. We’re all puzzled by his pain and by then he kept passing out where standing was not advisable to him.
He was examined by his gastroenterologist but that did not help, the family was getting frustrated. Until, he was back and one of the doctor ordered the ERCP test, that’s when they found a tumor on his pancreas. This was in January of this year. Each day, it was progressing and he ended in the ICU and was in life support. Until one day, his heart went down, no more beat. He was gone. This are all still surreal to us!
Anyway, here are the reason why a person will develop a pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is fundamentally a disease caused by damage to the DNA (mutations)- the 1st and main reason.
The second ways: Cigarette smoking, Age, Race, Gender, Religious background, Chronic pancreatitis, Diabetes, Obesity, Diet, Genetics