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Pancreatic cancer

Hello everyone,

Today I’m going to bring awareness about pancreatic cancer.

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I must talk about this organ “the pancreas”because it needs to be well conserved if you want to live a long and healthy life.
The pancreas is one of the organs in our body that is located deep in the abdomen, sandwiched between the stomach and the spine. It lies partially behind the stomach. The other part is nestled in the curve of the duodenum (small intestine). According to John Hopkins medicine, to visualize the position of the pancreas, try this: Touch the thumb and “pinkie” finger of your right hand together, keeping the other three fingers together and straight. Then, place your hand in the center of your belly just below your lower ribs with your fingers pointing to the left. Your hand will be at the approximate level of your pancreas. Because of the pancreas’ deep location, tumors are rarely palpable (able to be felt by pressing on the abdomen.) It also explains why many symptoms of pancreatic cancer often do not appear until the tumor grows large enough to interfere with the function of nearby structures such as the stomach, duodenum, liver, or gallbladder.

The pancreas is very important because it’s responsible for controlling the blood sugar level in the body as well as providing the digestive enzymes for all three categories of food; proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
So since that’s the case we need to take action and choose a healthy diet to prevent from getting pancreatic cancer.

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You want to make sure that whatever you putting in your stomach benefits every organ in your body in this case “the pancreas”.The good carbohydrate foods can provide your body with energy, optimum nutrition, proper brain and organ function and a healthy, attractive appearance.
In addition, Both protein and unsaturated fats serve as energy sources for the body. The difference is in how the body uses them. Proteins provide structure for the bones and muscles, which helps to preserve the skeletal structure of the body. Unsaturated fats control a different type of structure in the cell wall.