November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Here we take a look at the risk factors and causes of pancreatic cancer.
For many people who are diagnosed with cancer, their first question is “why me?” Often, the development of cancer can’t be explained, as cancer is never caused by just one factor, rather a combination of events that lead to the disease. However, there are some risk factors that make a person more likely to develop pancreatic cancer:
- Smoking is the biggest risk factor for pancreatic cancer. Smokers are more likely to develop the disease, with heavy smokers at much greater risk than light smokers or non-smokers.
- People with type 1 and 2 diabetes have a problem with their insulin production. Either their pancreas is unable to produce sufficient amounts of insulin or their body can’t recognize insulin. People with diabetes are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.
- Genetics play a part too; people with a parent or sibling with pancreatic cancer are at an increased risk of developing the disease themselves.
- Being obese or overweight can add extra pressure on the pancreas, as it tries hard to produce enough insulin to combat higher blood sugar levels. This makes overweight people slightly more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.
There are many other potential risk factors that are still being studied, such as diets high in animal fat, or heavy drinking. However, many people who have known risk factors will never develop pancreatic cancer, whilst many people with no risk factors will develop the disease.
The exact cause of most cancers, including pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer can often never be determined. Focusing on WHY you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer can be exhausting. At Alternative Cancer Treatment Mexico we move away from “why?” and focus on HOW the cancer developed and WHAT we can do to stop it in its tracks.
Our unique 5 step cancer treatment program addresses the root of the disease. We detoxify the patient, bring about optimal cellular health and provide immune support and cutting edge cancer suppression. Our Functional Oncology Program helps our patients to fight cancer naturally, without any of the potentially life threatening side effects and complications that can be expected with conventional cancer treatment.
At Alternative Cancer Treatment Mexico we treat every single patient as an individual, we focus on their overall health and, in doing so, give patients the best possible chance to beat cancer. Our program continues to evolve and our success rates continue to rise as we help in the fight against cancer.
If you would like to know more about our cancer treatment approach, or to see if we can help you or a loved one, contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.