Mayo Clinic Connect
Dr. Pashtoon Kasi, oncologist, and Dr. Massimo Raimondo, gastroenterologist, discuss pancreatic cancer and methods of early detection.
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My mother died of pancreatic cancer three months after her diagnosis in 1998. It was a brutal death and my biggest fear is for my own children to see me go through the horrific suffering that she endured. Is there a genetic disposition to developing pancreatic cancer and, if so, would you recommend genetic testing for a first degree relative? If one is found to carry a genetic risk, what would you recommend they do to ensure early detection?
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I don’t know if there is a genetic disposition (my mother died of colon cancer and I have had ovarian and breast) but I want to know how pancreatic cancer is diagnosed..
My paternal and Maternal grandfathers had pancreatic cancer. 5 years ago my mother and her sister had pancreatic cancer and passed away 6 months of each other. Last year My maternal Grandmother passed away from Non Hodgkins lymphoma. Two years ago my Dad has his upper jaw and right sinus removed from oral cancer. And I just finished chemo in June for Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. I want to get tested for several different kinds of cancer but I’m not sure where to start.
My mother died of pancreatic cancer within 1 months of diagnosis. Like many other comments, I am interested of any genetic component for pancreatic cancer.
Also interested in finding out about any early warning signs unique to pancreatic cancer and if you have been diagnosed with other cancers are you more likely to develop pancreatic cancer?
What is the longevity of someone who has 7mm spot of cancer on pancreas, tail and body, removed?
I want to know what to look for too (as above) and where is the question and answer video/
Hello @susu2, this Q&A has not taken place as of yet. You will be able to watch the video Q&A live on Monday, Oct. 29 at 11:30am CT right here on Connect and on this page.
My sister and I are breast cancer survivors. Both are BRCA1 and BRCA2 positive. They now believe there is an increase risk of panreatic cancer with BRCA1 and BRCA2. Brother did not have the genetic testing. However, he had prostate cancer 15 years ago and died this summer from pancreatic cancer. My oncologist is now keeping a watch on my pancreas (ultrasounds every 2 years). Since my brother’s passing, I have heard of 2 other acquaintances with this disease, but their outcome sounds promising! I look forward to seeing this video,
Curious….might repeated burping be associated with pancreatic cancer?
Is research being done on rare pancreatic tumors, containing Giant Osteoclasts and Spindle cells rather than the two common types?
How to find pancreatic tumor earlier?
interested in strategies for early detection. Also, specific genes that may indicate a predisposition
So, where can the video be viewed?
Hi @pattip, Click this link https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/video-qa-about-the-early-detection-of-pancreatic-cancer/
The video is playing live now.
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