Pancreatic Cancer in Denver, CO
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What is pancreatic cancer?
Your pancreas is an organ in your body that releases enzymes that help with digestion, while also producing hormones that help to manage your blood sugar. When cancer is present, it is commonly because the cells that are lining the ducts which carry digestive enzymes out of the pancreas, have grown. The main issue with pancreatic cancer is that it is seldom caught in the early stages. This is often because you don’t start to notice symptoms until it has spread to other organs in the body.
To learn additional information about this cancer and the treatments that are available, contact our GI physicians. We will set up an appointment in our Denver, CO office so that you can have all of your questions answered. Schedule an appointment today.
What are the common symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
Pancreatic cancer often goes undiagnosed until it has reached other organs in the body. Regardless, it is still important to reach out to a GI specialist if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Loss of appetite or unintended weight loss
- Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
- Abdominal pain that radiates to your back
- Dark-colored urine, light-colored stools
- New diagnosis of diabetes or diabetes that’s becoming more difficult to control
- Blood clots
If you believe you’re experiencing any of the signs above, schedule an appointment with our GI specialists at Colorado Gastroenterology. We will get you an appointment in our Denver, CO office so that we can evaluate your symptoms and determine what’s next in terms of your treatment.
What are the risk factors for pancreatic cancer?
Pancreatic cancer has certain risk factors associated that can increase your chances of it developing. Some of these risk factors include:
- Pancreatitis (chronic inflammation of the pancreas)
- Family history of pancreatic cancer
- Those who are over the age of 65
Learn more about pancreatic cancer today when you schedule an appointment at Colorado Gastroenterology. Our team will answer any and all questions that you have regarding this diagnosis, so that you feel confident in the healthcare you receive in our Denver, CO office. Schedule an appointment today for more information.
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To learn more about pancreatic cancer, the specific treatments available, and how our team will help you through the process, contact our Denver, CO office. Our GI physicians will work with you to create a plan that helps you manage the condition. Schedule an appointment today to get started.
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