• By Laurel Kelly

Living With Cancer: The challenges of treating pancreatic cancer

November 22, 2019
a medical illustration of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer treatment: Why is it so challenging?
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the challenges of treating pancreatic cancer. It's one of the deadliest cancers, and even with aggressive treatment, the prognosis is poor. Early detection is uncommon, it tends to spread quickly and recurrence is likely. Learn more from Dr. Karthik Giridhar, a Mayo Clinic medical oncologist.

Infographic: Stomach cancer
Did you know that while the rates of stomach cancer have been declining for decades, until the late 1930s, stomach cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.? Did you know that most often symptoms of stomach cancer don't appear until the disease is advanced? Do you know the four lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk of stomach cancer? Learn more in this infographic.

Iron deficiency anemia
Iron deficiency anemia is a common side effect of cancer as a result of decreased appetite. Without enough iron, your body can't produce enough hemoblogin — a substance in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen. As a result, iron deficiency anemia may leave you feeling tired and short of breath. Learn more about the symptoms of iron deficiency anemia, and the foods you can add to your diet to increase your iron intake and enhance your body's absorption of iron.

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