Category Archives: Pancrease

Steve Jobs, Swayze and Landon’s Cancer Deaths Avoidable?

Updated: 2/17/2019, Marc Woodard Florida a popular place to retire – with the second highest state cancer cases nation wide. Years ago I  was motivated to learn more about Pancreatic Cancer after hearing of Patrick Swayze’s diagnosis. Eighteen years earlier I recalled how shocked I was to hear about Michael Landon’s death from the same type of cancer in 1991.  And Steve Jobs in 2011.  I thought “what a loss of such talented and productive people.” These events highlighted the insidious nature of cancer in general.  But especially brought national attention to pancreatic cancer. I (more…)

Are Honey and Cinnamon a Cure All?

Bees are attracted to all types of flowers I was asked by a co-worker if honey and cinnamon is a cure all for every ailment known to man.  I certainly didn’t know the answer to this question, so I did a little research on topic. It appears there are a lot of nutritional and research information at our finger tips that supports honey and cinnamon as very good for us.  I’m not sure that when combined they (more…)

3 Connected Diseases – Diabetes, Gout and Kidney Disease

Do What it Takes to Keep Parents Healthy These 3 diseases (diabetes, gout and kidney disease) have three things in common that makes it more likely for one to experience them at the same time.  And those common denominators are bad diet, lack of exercise and poor blood circulation.  An interesting aspect to this 3-way disease connection; studies show if you have high uric acid concentrations in the blood you are more likely to experience (more…)

How Serious is Acute Pancreatitis?

To Do What You Want Should Be Your Most Prized Possession         How does the pancreas become unhealthy and if it does, what does this mean to your overall health and quality of life experiences?      Pancreatitis is when the pancreas gland becomes inflamed and its metabolic functions become partially to fully ineffective.  Not only is this life sustaining metabolic function impaired with acute dysfunction, it is also a very painful experience.      So where (more…)

Pancreatic Cancer Statistics and Recommendations

Oregon Coast The pancreas is a long flat gland behind the abdomen and stomach.  Its function is to aid in digestion and blood sugar (glucose) regulation through enzyme and hormone production.   Once your body is diagnosed, or riddled with pancreatic cancer, the 5-Year survival life expectancy is dismal.  But hope in response to cancer treatment can give a possibility of a longer life.  This hope is greatly dependent on if the tumor can be reduced (more…)