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Project was posted 04/05/2018 06:53 pm by Anonymous
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HI RD. Thank you for your well wishes. I understand you are looking for information and want to orient your project around health and wellness of PC. Well no offense but you need to do a bit more research if you are looking for the health and wellness aspect of the disease. It's a gastro intestinal disease so eating, digesting, keeping weight on are some of the issues.

Not really understanding what you mean by the health and wellness of the disease. Pancreatic cancer has a 9% survival rate with most dying within the first 12-18 months so there is no 'wellness' to the disease. In regards to the health, I would say many are sick. Yes some are lucky to be 'normal' i.e. work, activities etc but can't really say what percentage that is.

If you are looking for dietary changes that many of us face either voluntarily and/or because of symptoms that's a different question.

In regards to the age group most people are affected are older 65+ but there are some of us who are quite younger when diagnosed. Most people are found to be in more advance stage but some of us are 'lucky' to have found the disease early. Regardless of the stage, very few of us will survive the 5 year mark.

I'm not sure what your paper is trying to achieve but I would reconsider the 'health and wellness' aspect or be clearer on what you mean by that. Not to be grim but we are fighting to survive even though the odd are against us. Pancreatic cancer offers little hope unlike some of the other cancers which have several treatment modalities so again I am wondering what you mean by the health and wellness of the disease and what your paper is trying to achieve.

Good luck with your project.

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