Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy: Definition & Uses

Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy: Definition & Uses

The pancreas is an organ in the abdomen that is located behind the stomach. It makes enzymes and hormones that help in the digestion of food. If the pancreas doesn’t work well to create these substances, an individual may not be able to absorb all the nutrients from their food. When the pancreas doesn’t produce … Read more

Silent Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer Seniors Need to Know — Eat This Not That

Silent Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer Seniors Need to Know — Eat This Not That

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers because symptoms typically don’t start appearing until the later stages. Dr. Tomi Mitchell, a Board-Certified Family Physician with Holistic Wellness Strategies tells us, “The chance of survival for pancreatic cancer is low because there isn’t an agreed-on screening test for the disease, and early detection is complex … Read more

A Second Chance – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

A Second Chance - Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Rick and Nicki Hackman at the Field of Dreams site Editor’s note: Rick and Nicki Hackman retired in July of 2019 and were looking forward to travel and more time with their family. Then, Nicki was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Here, Rick shares more about their journey, including the importance of accepting help and cherishing … Read more

An Extremely Rare Case of a Primary Pancreatic Yolk Sac Tumor

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Yolk sac tumors (YSTs) are rare and highly malignant germ cell tumors (GCTs) [1]. GCTs consist of a wide variety of tumors with teratomas being the most common and YSTs being the most common malignant type of GCTs [2]. YSTs are mostly found in infants and young adolescents, with a median age of 19 years. … Read more