• By Jen O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Radio: Pancreatic Cancer

November 12, 2015

illustration of pancreatic cancer and related anatomyAccording to the National Cancer Institute, by the end of this year 49,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer ... and an estimated 41,000 will die from the disease. Pancreatic cancer remains a challenge to treat, but newer combination therapies are modestly improving survival rates. Cancer surgeon Dr. Mark Truty discusses the latest treatments, and pancreatic cancer survivor Dick Hansen shares his personal story.

Also on the program, certified nurse midwife Julie Lamppa describes the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression ... and why it's so important to get treatment. And pediatric and adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Robert Jacobson explains why the new field of population health management offers hope for improving healthcare by making it more convenient.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: The early signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer are easy to detect ... but often are ignored or overlooked.

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