Mayo Researchers Identify Method to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer in Patients With Early Onset Diabetes

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Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can develop elevated blood sugar levels up to three years before their cancer diagnosis, according to the results of a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published the journal Gastroenterology.

“Pancreatic cancer is rapidly fatal after its diagnosis, with average survival of six months,” says Suresh Chari, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic. “It has also been thought that its course prior to diagnosis is also rapid and that early detection is not feasible. But our studies provide hope that pancreatic cancer can indeed be diagnosed at an earlier stage when it is resectable.” Read more . . . 


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