Dr. David Samadi Finds High Blood Sugar Linked To Cancer
Doctors say high blood sugar levels increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Increasing the glucose concentration by a mere 10 mg increases the carcinoma risk in the pancreas by 14 percent, according to a team of scientists. Pancreatic cancer may have the worst prognosis of all tumor types, says Dr. David Samadi. It goes unnoticed for a long time and is mostly discovered too late. However, researchers have found that there is a link between pancreatic carcinoma and diabetes, and this may help find biomarkers for early cancer detection.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) April 11, 2018
The pancreas is an organ, a little more than 15 centimeters long, located deep in the abdomen, between the stomach and the spine, and is surrounded by the liver, intestine and other organs. It produces pancreatic juices, which are fluids containing enzymes that contribute to digestion. It also produces insulin and other hormones and contributes to the control of blood glucose.
Dr. David Samadi says some risk factors related to the development of pancreatic cancer include:
• Long-term diabetes
• Some hereditary disorders
In the initial stages, a tumor in the pancreas usually is asymptomatic, which Dr. Samadi says can make it difficult to diagnose. The first obvious symptoms of pancreatic cancer are often:
• Pain in the back or at the at the stomach, which can come and go, becoming worse when lying down and after eating
• Unexplained weight loss
• Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes)
• Urine to be yellow or dark orange
Dr. Samadi adds that if the diagnosis is unfortunately in advanced stages, and the tumor spreads rapidly (metastasis), pancreatic cancer can be difficult to treat, but possible treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, and other targeted treatment.
Experts estimate that pancreatic cancer has increased by almost 60 percent over the last decade, and according to Dr. David Samadi, it is one of the most severe prognosis among tumors. In particular, about 3 cases of pancreatic cancer out of 10 are caused by tobacco, and this data, says Dr. Samadi, should encourage more of us to change our lifestyle.
Voted Top Doctor for more than 5 consecutive years, Dr. David Samadi is world renown for his expertise in Urology. He excels at diagnosing and treating the most advanced cases of urologic cancers. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery, and developed the SMART surgery technique.
Dr. Samadi serves as the Chairman of Urology at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital, and other than treating patients of urologic diseases, he has been an advocate of leading a healthy lifestyle, as it can have a direct impact on tumors.
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