Now this time the heavy drinkers defiantly going to quit their bad habit of drinking. According to a new research shows that heavy drinking might increase the risk of death from Pancreatic cancer.
What is Pancreatic cancer?
Pancreatic cancer start when cell growth in the pancreas becomes uncontrolled. The abnormal cells in the pancreas continue dividing and form lumps of tissue, which is called tumors. Then Tumors interfere with the functions of the pancreas & if the tumor stays in one spot and demonstrates limited growth.
People who drinks 3 or more than 3 drinks of hard liquor in a day face a 36 % higher risk of dying from pancreatic cancer as compare to those who don’t drink
“Overall, these findings add to the evidence that heavy alcohol intake is an independent risk factor for pancreatic cancer, if you drink alcoholic beverages, limit consumption to no more than one drink per day if you are a woman or two drinks per day if you are a man” said lead researcher Susan Gapstur, vice president of epidemiology for the American Cancer Society
Pancreatic cancer is also called as Silent Killer, because in beginning it don’t shows any symptoms & the symptoms appears in advanced stage, it makes Pancreatic cancer hard to treat. The overall 5 year survival rate from this cancer is less than 5 %.
“Survival chances with pancreatic cancer are not very good, “It hasn’t really budged in the past 30 years. By contrast, breast cancer five-year survival is now around 90 percent, the same thing with colorectal cancer. Despite improvements in diagnosis and treatments for other cancers, “we haven’t been able to budge the natural history of pancreatic cancer,” said Pancreatic cancer expert Dr. Alberto J. Montero, an assistant professor of medicine at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine
Earlier Smoking is considered as the risk factor for pancreatic cancer and drinking liquor is also plays significant role in development of the disease.
The researchers collected data on more than a million men and women who took part in the Cancer Prevention Study II. Over 24 years of follow-up, 6,847 of these people died from pancreatic cancer, the researchers fined.