In this program, Dr. John Marshall from Georgetown University, discusses the risk factors, symptoms, and different treatments available to patients with pancreatic cancer. We also hear from pancreatic cancer patient, Dorothy Mitchell and her husband and caregiver, Tony, who talk about their experience with pancreatic cancer and provide advice to other facing a similar diagnosis.
▼ Episode 1 What Pancreatic Cancer Is and The Risk Factors
Dr Marshall explains how the pancreas works, discusses diabetes and its associations with pancreatic cancer, and highlights risk factors for pancreatic cancer.
Patient Dorothy Mitchell describes her experience with acquiring the right information about pancreatic cancer while oncologist Dr Marshall highlights future developments for the treatment of the disease.
Dr Marshall talks about how to deliver the news of a bad outcome to a patient with pancreatic cancer, and Dorothy Mitchell describes the importance of staying positive and suggests different tactics to handling the disease.
► Episode 7 Top Tips for Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Dr Marshall further describes therapy for pancreatic cancer and what is in store for the future. Dorothy Mitchell discusses her involvement in clinical trials and gives advice to newly diagnosed patients.