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pancreas

Cancer & lymphoma
June 7, 2017

Pancreatic cancer: what you need to know

You’ve heard of breast, lung and prostate cancer. But pancreatic cancer? What is it and can you prevent it from happening to you? First things first: what is the pancreas? The pancreas is a glandular organ behind your stomach and in front of your spine. Shaped a bit like a flat pear, it's unique since it produces both enzymes AND hormones. The enzymes it produces help with digestion, and the hormones (like insulin) help control sugar levels in the blood. Fair to say, for an odd-looking organ, it has quite an important role to play! Pancreatic cancer Pancreatic cancer happens…
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Diabetes
June 18, 2014

Could you be suffering from Diabetes?

Insatiable thirst? Frequent trips to the toilet? Both of these are warning signs of diabetes, which is caused by high blood sugar. Symptoms can develop very quickly, over a few days or weeks, so if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s time to see your doctor for a check-up. (more…)
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