Pancreatic cancer

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What is pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm of the pancreas.

Common symptoms reported by people with pancreatic cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pancreatic cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Gemzar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Similase)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Afinitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Creon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)

Data from patients with pancreatic cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pancreatic cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pancreatic cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization Loss of appetite 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Gemzar)
Perceived effectiveness
for pancreatic cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hypersensitivity pneumonitis Mouth sores (ulcers)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Similase)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Afinitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for pancreatic cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Decreased sex drive (libido) Low white blood cell count (leukopenia) 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pancreatic cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Creon)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pancreatic cancer (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pancreatic cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pancreatic cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 12
40s 24
50s 52
60s 77
70+ 56
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 18
60-69 years 12
70+ years 9

Sex

Distribution of sex

45% Female
55% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 152
Not Diagnosed 13

These charts show data from pancreatic cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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