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Kanaaz

Last Name
Pereira

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United States of America

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Autoimmune diseases, Blood disorders, Cancer, Children's and teen's health issues, Digestive disorders, Eye disorders, Healthy Aging, Healthy Living, Heart and blood vessel disorders, Hormonal and metabolic disorders, Immune disorders, Kidney and urinary tract disorders, Mental health disorders, Women's health issues, Other

Posts (1919)

2 days ago · Road to Early Diagnosis for Pancreatic Cancer in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

A common thought is that pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat, and prognosis is often dismal. The National Cancer Institute estimates that 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas in 2019.

Diagnosing pancreatic cancer early enough for effective treatment can be challenging for a number of reasons:

  • The pancreas is located deep in the abdomen, between the stomach and the spine.
  • Pancreatic cancer often doesn’t cause any signs or symptoms in the early stages; symptoms may be non-specific like indigestion or heartburn.
  • Pancreatic cancer spreads to nearby organs, early and quickly.
  • Lack of effective screening tests.

What causes pancreatic cancer? There is no definite or identifiable cause, but well-known risk factors include obesity, smoking, diabetes, family history of  pancreatic cancer, inherited cancer syndromes, chronic pancreatitis.

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Santhi Swaroop Vege M.D., shares how new treatment protocols for pancreatic cancer are improving outcomes. “This (Mayo Clinic) is probably the only place that I know on the planet where you have a group of gastroenterologists…who deal only with pancreatic disease…along with a team of world-class pancreatic surgeons, medical oncologists, and experts from pathology, epidemiology, radiology, and research.”

Timely diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is crucial for improving quality of life and outcomes for patients with this devastating condition, and ongoing research into new treatment approaches may be good reason for optimism.

Video from Mayo Clinic Radio podcast on 12/22/2018

Meet other people talking about Lynch syndrome and colorectal cancer on Mayo Clinic Connect. Join the conversation, share experiences, ask questions, and discover your support network…

 

 

3 days ago · Frequent bowel movements in Colorectal Cancer

Hello @ritaz,

Welcome to Connect. Unfortunately, problems with eating and bowel habit seem to be a cause of distress in many after surgery. I’d like to introduce you to a few members who might be able to share their or their loved ones’ post colon cancer surgery experiences and insights with you – please meet @starrlight @sallyg @travelgirl @suemer and @ilene1
You may also be interested in the Cancer group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/cancer/ in particular this discussion “Healthy diets for cancer patients” https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/healthy-diets-for-cancer-patients/

May I ask if you would share a few more details? Do you think the frequency has increased because of high-fiber food and/or Metamucil?

4 days ago · Digestive Help :) in Digestive Health

Hi @mattsteff21817,

I wanted to follow-up to see if your husband found the cause of his discomfort. Did he consult with a doctor? Has he managed to find some relief?

4 days ago · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

Since a few members in this incredible group have mentioned Lynch syndrome, I thought you might be interested in viewing this recent video by Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and medical oncologist, Dr. Frank Sinicrope, M.D.
– Understanding Lynch Syndrome https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery/

4 days ago · Living with colorectal cancer - Meet others & come say hi in Colorectal Cancer

Hello Everyone,

I thought you might be interested in viewing this video by Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and medical oncologist, Dr. Frank Sinicrope, M.D., about Lynch syndrome:
– Understanding Lynch Syndrome https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery/

4 days ago · Lynch Syndrome in Cancer

Hello Everyone,

I thought you might be interested in viewing this video by Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and medical oncologist, Dr. Frank Sinicrope, M.D., about Lynch syndrome:
– Understanding Lynch Syndrome https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery/

4 days ago · Genomic sequencing or any treatment helpful for Stage 4 bone mets? in Colorectal Cancer

Hi @komalkochar,

While we wait for fellow members to join in, I also wanted to offer this information from Mayo Clinic about bone metastasis that occurs when cancer cells spread to a bone, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bone-metastasis/symptoms-causes/syc-20370191

4 days ago · Weaning off Metoprolol in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Welcome to Connect, @katydid77,

I found a few published studies the effects (positive and negative) of cardiovascular medicine on the brain, which you might like to read:
– Neuropsychiatric consequences of cardiovascular medications https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3181843/
– Beta-blockers: Acting in the Brain But Healing the Heart https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/578687

While we wait for other members to return with their insights, could you share a bit more about yourself? Have you been taking Metoprolol for a long time?