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[World Pancreatic Day - Constant vigilance!]

ILLÉS Dóra1, CZAKÓ László1

DECEMBER 10, 2019

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2019;29(12)

[Pancreatic cancer (PaC) is a rare disease. However, it has one of the highest mortality worldwide. In Hungary both the incidence and mortality are among the highest in Europe. Surgery is the only curative method to treat PaC. Unfortunately, PaC is often diagnosed in its inoperative stage due to the asymptomatic/aspecific progression. Unfortunately, there is no effective screening method for PaC. This article aims to raise awareness of PaC risks and symp­tomps upon the World Pancreatic Cancer Day (21.11) which indicate investigations to diagnose PaC in an early stage, in favor of a better outcome of the disease. ]

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  1. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, I. Sz. Belgyógyászati Klinika

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