Daily Archives June 8, 2016

What You Need to Know About Pancreatic and Colorectal Cancer

Liver surgeon

The word “cancer” is a scary one. It can completely change someone’s life in the blink of an eye and have lasting effects, whether those are emotional or physical. Perhaps breast cancer and skin cancer are among the best known types of cancer, but colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and liver cancer are also very common and can be extremely deadly if not caught early enough. For example, if pancreatic cancer is found early enough to surgically remove the tumor, there’s a little over 25% chance for a five-year survival rate. If the cancer has already spread throughout the nearby organs or tissues, the five-year survival rate drops to 10%. And if the cancer has already infiltrated areas of the body that are quite far from the