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Peace of Mind after Developing a Pancreatic Cyst: Hertford Mother Participates in Cellvizio Study

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 […]


New Research at Mayo Clinic Describes Molecular Steps Leading to Pancreatic Cancer

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 Awareness Month: Let’s Work Together to Diagnose Cancer Faster

  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 […]


Diagnosing Pancreatic Cysts with Cellvizio Optical Biopsy

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 […]


Is There a Link Between Pancreatic Cancer and Good Oral Health?

According to a recent study by researchers at Brown University, Forsyth Institute and HarvardUniversity, the health of your mouth could potentially be linked with pancreatic cancer. The study proved that the oral bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis is linked with nearly doubling the risk of getting pancreatic cysts and pancreatic cancer. The study included using the health […]


Does Soda Consumption Increase Your Chance of Pancreatic Cancer?

According to a recent report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, there is a direct link between the amount of soda individuals drink and their chance of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. “The high levels of sugar in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to […]