Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Pancreatic Cancer

Life in remission

Remission refers to the stage wherein the body shows no evidence of Pancreatic Cancer. It means the body is visibly cured, and the patient must try to revert to the life they had before having Pancreatic Cancer. Side effects of the treatment may include:

  • Anemia lack of red blood cells, destruction of red blood cells by the body
  • Attention, memory problems having trouble focusing, attention span reduces, memory is unreliable.
  • Diarrhea Unreliable and frequent bowel movements, the stool is watery or fluid.
  • Xerostomia dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, lack of saliva, burning sensation in the mouth.
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing food jaw muscles become stiff, Pain in the tongue and mouth, difficult to pass food down the food-pipe.
  • Alopecia Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy, chemoradiation therapy, or radiation therapy, hair may fall out slowly in sections, hair may fall out at once.
  • Nausea frequent feelings of nausea, frequent vomiting, caused due to Chemotherapy and Targeted therapy.