“Because of the vague complaints, many patients already have metastases”: who is most at risk of pancreatic cancer and what is the chance of survival? | Exclusively for subscribers

“Because of the vague complaints, many patients already have metastases”: who is most at risk of pancreatic cancer and what is the chance of survival? | Exclusively for subscribers
“Because of the vague complaints, many patients already have metastases”: who is most at risk of pancreatic cancer and what is the chance of survival? | Exclusively for subscribers
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Pancreatic cancer ranks eighth among cancer diagnoses in our country. Due to the vague symptoms, most patients already have metastases at diagnosis and are no longer alive five years later. What are the main symptoms of this difficult-to-cure cancer? And how do you reduce the risk? Oncologist Prof. Dr. Jeroen Dekervel (UZ Leuven) answers: “This procedure is complex and only takes place in a recognized expertise center.”


Thomas Rosseel

13-05-24, 09:02


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By 2050, the World Health Organization predicts three-quarters more cancer cases. In this series we take a closer look at the cancers that are most common in our country.

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