I did not know that Randy Paush ultimately had pancreatic cancer. I remember all the press he got with the book.
I am currently taking byetta right now. It does concern me that a link has been suggested to pancreatic cancer.
I always wondered if someone that never had diabetes suddenly gets pancreatic cancer, does that mean they will have blood sugar problems or does pancreas still function?
I know it is a mutation in the genes and it does cause BS levels to fluctuate and you will start showing signs of diabetes.
I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer 7 years ago. I don't know about the diabetes but when she 1st got so bad the reason I was on her so hard to go to the dr was b/c she was excibiting signs of Type 1 diabetes. She went to the DR and it was pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is usually detected late. So sad. Lost a relative to this recently.
Gerri it is almost always to late from what I've learned seaching the internet about it. My mom lived just 6 months from the day they found it till the day she passed. My mom was in stage 4 when they found it. now I need to get back to the present! I will cry about it if I think about it too long. She was my soul support for MANY years.
Six months seems to be the usual prognosis. Was with Marty also. He complained of stomach pains & doctors said it was nothing.
Yes... my sister's ex-mother in law died from this, recently. She was such a nice, kind hearted woman. It was so hard to see her go so quickly. Pancreatic Cancer is vicious.
Gerri & Liz it's really a sad, sad thing when you see it take someone from being able to walk and talk and do for themselves to a bed ridden woman (or man) in just afew months.
Gerri my mom was also talking about her stomach hurting. The 1st dr just didn't test for it. She got her friends dr (who was a cancer spelist) to check on her and that was when we found out in a family meeting with the DR. She also complaned a bit with her back too.
Sorry to hear about this. how many people with diabetes normally develop pancreatic cancer. This is what I can't find out...
I don't know what the incidence is, but it is higher than in the general population. However, most diabetics die of heart disease, not cancer.