The type of cancer that has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers is the pancreatic cancer. 94% of the patients with pancreatic cancer will die within five years of diagnosis and only 8% will survive more than five years. Also 74% of patients with pancreatic cancer will die within the first year of diagnosis.
This type of cancer usually spreads rapidly, and is seldom detected in the early stages, which is the main reason why it’s a leading cause of cancer death.
The symptoms of pancreatic cancer include abdominal or back pain, weight loss, yellowing of the skin and eyes, loss of appetite, nausea, changes in stool, diabetes and blood clots.
The risk factors of this disease are smoking, age, diabetes, excess body weight and family history.
Eating Only 2 pieces of THIS Increases your risk of pancreatic cancer
There was a new study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, which analyzed data from 11 clinical trials and 6,643 patients with cancer of pancreas.
For the needs of the study, there were 11 studies and case reports on more than 6,000 patients reviewed by the researchers, looking for a link between eating processed meats (like bacon and sausage) and cancer.
According to their analysis, it has been suggested that for every 50 grams of processed meat a person eats per day, the equivalent of two slices of bacon or a link of sausage, their risk goes up 19 percent.
The pancreatic cancer risk jumps up to 57% to those people that eat 150 grams (three sausages or six strips of bacon) daily.
The study author Susanna Larsson, an epidemiologist at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, told to the BBC News: “Pancreatic cancer has poor survival rates. So as well as diagnosing it early, it’s important to understand what can increase the risk of this disease.”
The World Cancer Research Fund advises the people to completely avoid processed meat. Processed meats, which include sausage, pepperoni, bacon, ham, smoked turkey, and hot dogs, often consist of nitrates and nitrites, which have been connected with the causes of cancer.
According to the researchers, another bigger risk factor is smoking, which increases the risk factor of the pancreatic cancer by 74%.