• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Pancreatic cancer and new-onset diabetes

November 2, 2018

a medical illustration of pancreatic cancerPancreatic cancer: Signs and symptoms
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to learn more about this disease. Pancreatic cancer begins in the pancreas — an organ that secretes enzymes that aid digestion, and hormones, including insulin, that help your body process sugar in the foods you eat. Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly to nearby organs and seldom is detected in its early stages. One sign of pancreatic cancer is new-onset diabetes, especially when it occurs with weight loss, jaundice or pain in the upper abdomen that spreads to the back. Learn more about the symptoms and risk factors for pancreatic cancer.

Cancer diagnosis: 11 tips for coping 
Learning that you have cancer is a difficult experience. You may feel anxious, afraid or overwhelmed. You may wonder how you can cope during the days ahead. Knowing what to expect, making plans for how to proceed and taking care of yourself can help make this stressful time easier. Here are 11 tips for coping with a cancer diagnosis.

Paget's disease of the breast
Paget's disease of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer. It occurs most often in women older than 50 and isn't related to Paget's disease of the bone, a metabolic bone disease. Paget's disease of the breast affects your nipple and usually the skin surrounding it (the areola). Signs and symptoms of Paget's disease of the breast can be mistaken for dermatitis or another noncancerous skin condition. Learn more about this rare form of breast cancer and when you should see your health care provider.

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