Linda was diagnosed with a pancreatic cyst. Her consultant gastroenterologist, Dr. Stephen Pereira, performed a Cellvizio Optical Biopsy procedure and was able to rule out cancer immediately afterwards. “It felt like my life was on hold,” says Linda Bartlett, a 41-year-old mother of two who found out she had a cyst on her pancreas in […]
We know that pancreatic cancer is so dangerous because symptoms do not usually occur until advanced stages. But what if we knew the steps that lead to the formation of precancerous lesions at the molecular level? Maybe cancer could be identified earlier. Better yet, maybe the development of the lesions could be stopped.
Pancreatic cancer is often found late and spreads quickly. This makes it difficult to treat – it’s predicted to become the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States by 2030.i The American Cancer Society estimates about 46,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the US in 2014.ii Cancerous pancreatic cysts […]
What are Pancreatic Cysts? Pancreatic cysts are fluid-filled sacs within your pancreas, a large organ behind the stomach that produces the hormones and enzymes that help digest food. Most pancreatic cysts are benign, but some cysts have a risk of becoming cancerous over time. Because pancreatic cancer can spread rapdily, early detection and diagnosis is […]
In a recent study by Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School1 it was determined that there is an association between an increase in nut consumption and a decreased risk of pancreatic cysts and cancer. The study shows that eating a one-ounce serving of nuts at least twice a week decreases your chance of developing a […]
Welcome to our educational medical website dedicated to providing patients and families with accurate, comprehensive information about pancreatic cysts and about Cellvizio Optical Biopsy, a new imaging technique that may help doctors to “see cancer faster” . We hope this website will be a useful resource and help you to choose the best option should […]
Niloofar Shamloo is a painter who suddenly fell ill. She was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis. But doctors feared it could be the sign of something even worse, like pancreatic cancer. Using a confocal endomicroscope, doctors were able to give her a clean bill of health without having to resort to an laboratory […]
When diagnosing whether or not pancreatic cysts are cancerous, endoscopy with Cellvizio Optical Biopsy may provide more accurate information than the standard methods. Understand the benefits