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    1. Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer - Topic Overview

      Cryosurgery freezes the prostate gland to kill prostate cancer. It is sometimes a choice for treating early prostate cancer. Cryosurgery may also be used for treating prostate cancer that has come back. But more research is needed before experts can say that it is a top treatment choice. For cryosurgery,a number of probes or needles are stuck through the skin into the prostate gland. ...

    2. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Topic Overview

      What is pancreatic cancer?Pancreatic cancer happens when cells that aren't normal grow and start to form tumors in the pancreas, a small organ located deep in the belly, behind your stomach.The pancreas makes juices that help your body digest food. It also makes insulin and other hormones that help control your blood sugar. There are two main types of pancreatic tumors: exocrine and endocrine. The type of tumor depends on which type of cells are involved. Exocrine (say EX-oh-krin) cells make digestive juices. Endocrine (say EN-doh-krin) cells make insulin. Most people with pancreatic cancer have exocrine tumors, which grow faster than endocrine tumors.Treatments are more successful when cancer is found early. But in most cases, pancreatic cancer has already spread by the time it is found. Still, treatment may help you feel better, and it helps some people live longer.What causes pancreatic cancer?Experts don't know what causes pancreatic cancer. But they do know that changes in

    3. Pancreatic Cancer - Home Treatment

      Managing side effects The side effects of treatment can be serious. Healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise may help control your symptoms. Your doctor may also give you medicines to help you with certain side effects, such as medicines to control and prevent nausea and vomiting.Home treatment for fatigue includes tips on how to manage tiredness that doesn't go away with rest or sleep. For example, if taking a shower is a priority, and if mornings are when you have the most energy, take your shower in the morning.Home treatment for nausea or vomiting includes watching for and treating early signs of dehydration, such as having a dry mouth or feeling lightheaded when you stand up. Eating smaller meals may help. So can a little bit of ginger candy or ginger tea. Home treatment for diarrhea includes resting your stomach and being alert for signs of dehydration. Check with your doctor before using any nonprescription medicines for your diarrhea.

    4. Pancreatic Cancer Causes and Risk Factors

      Are you at risk for pancreatic cancer? Learn more from the experts at WebMD.

    5. Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

      WebMD examines the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer, including abdominal pain, weight loss, jaundice, and more.

    6. Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis and Early Detection

      WebMD explains how pancreatic cancer is diagnosed and if there is a way to detect it early.

    7. Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pancreatic Cancer

      WebMD provides you with questions to ask your doctor if you've been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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