Prevention and Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

Avram M. Cooperman, Mazen E. Iskandar, Michael G. Wayne, Justin G. Steele

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Preventing cancer has much to offer. Aside from plummeting health care costs, we might enjoy a healthier life free of cancer and chronic disease. Prevention requires the adoption of healthier choices and a moderate amount of exercise. The supporting evidence is observational, clinical, and partly common sense. Further investigations reveal several substances in a whole-food plant-based diet that have protective effects and an inhibitory effect on tumor development. For pancreatic cancer, the basis of cure remains a century old operation that rarely cures. With little to lose, prevention deserves center stage and additional studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Cancer of the pancreas (CaP)
  • Latent/indolent disease
  • Western illness
  • Whole-food plant-based diet (WFPBD)


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