How grim is pancreatic cancer?

  • Elroy Patrick Weledji | elroypat@yahoo.co.uk Department of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Buea, Cameroon.
  • George Enoworock Department of Pathology, University of Buea, Cameroon.
  • Martin Mokake Department of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Buea, Cameroon.
  • Motaze Sinju Department of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Buea, Cameroon.

Abstract

Pancreatic ductal carcinoma continues to be the most lethal malignancy with rising incidence. It is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the western world due to its low treatment success rate. In addition, because of its rapid growth and silent course, diagnosis is often only established in the advanced stages. As one of the most aggressive malignancies, the treatment of this disease is a great challenge to clinicians. This paper reviewed the natural history of pancreatic cancer, the current clinical practice and the future in pancreatic cancer management.

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Author Biography

Elroy Patrick Weledji, Department of Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Buea

Senior lecturer in Anatomy and clinical Surgery

Department of surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences,

University of Buea

Published
2016-07-06
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Keywords:
Cancer, pancreas, prognosis, management.
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How to Cite
Weledji, E. P., Enoworock, G., Mokake, M., & Sinju, M. (2016). How grim is pancreatic cancer?. Oncology Reviews, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/oncol.2016.294