Here are all the mnemonics you ever wanted on ⚡Pancreatic Cancer⚡. These mnemonics covers all aspects of the disease/health condition 

Causes of Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “LIONS”

L – Long-term Diabetes

I – Inherited Genetic Syndromes

O – Obesity

N – Non-O Blood Group

S – Smoking

 

Triggers for Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “SPICE”

S – Smoking

P – Processed Foods

I – Inflammation of Pancreas

C – Chronic Pancreatitis

E – Excessive Alcohol Use

 

Risk Factors For Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “AGED”

A – Age (older than 55)

G – Gender (males at higher risk)

E – Ethnicity (African-American descent)

D – Diabetes

 

Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “JADE”

J – Jaundice

A – Abdominal Pain

D – Digestive Problems

E – Extreme Weight Loss

 

Predisposing Factors of Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “CHART”

C – Chronic Pancreatitis

H – Hereditary Syndromes

A – Ageing

R – Race (African-American)

T – Tobacco Use

 

Signs & Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “BACKUP”

B – Spinal surgery or trauma also increases the risk of infection.

Back Pain

A – Appetite Loss

C – Change in Stool Color

K – Klatskin Tumor

U – Unexplained Weight Loss

P – Pale Stools

 

Characteristic Findings In Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “TUMOR”

T – Tumor Marker Elevation (CA 19-9)

U – Unexplained Diabetes

M – Mass in Pancreas

O – Obstructive Jaundice

R – Radiologic Evidence of Mass

 

Clinical Features of Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “PAINS”

P – Pain in Upper Abdomen

A – Ascites

I – Icterus (Jaundice)

N – New Onset Diabetes

S – Steatorrhea

 

What Should Be Avoided In Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “DRAFT”

D – Drinking Alcohol

R – Red Meat Excess

A – Added Sugars

F – Fried Foods

T – Tobacco

 

Drugs Used To Treat Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “GEM”

G – Gemcitabine

E – Erlotinib

M – Mitomycin

 

Drugs To Avoid In Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “SIP”

S – Steroids

I – Immunosuppressants

P – Pancreatic Enzyme Inhibitors

 

Radiological Features of Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “SCAN”

S – Solid Mass Visualization

C – Cystic Lesions

A – Atrophy of Pancreatic Parenchyma

N – Nodal Enlargement

 

Diagnostic Tests for Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “TEST”

T – Tumor Marker (CA 19-9)

E – Endoscopic Ultrasound

S – Spiral CT Scan

T – Tissue Biopsy

 

Laboratory Findings In Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “LABS”

L – Liver Function Tests Abnormalities

A – Amylase and Lipase Levels (may be altered)

B – Bilirubin Levels Elevated

S – Serum CA 19-9 Elevation

 

Complications of Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “COMPLI”

C – Cachexia

O – Obstructive Jaundice

M – Metastasis

P – Pain

L – Liver Dysfunction

I – Intestinal Obstruction

 

Differential Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Mnemonic: “DIFFER”

D – Duodenal Ulcer

I – Intra-abdominal Abscess

F – Focal Pancreatitis

F – Fibrosis of Pancreas

E – Endocrine Tumor

R – Renal Cell Carcinoma

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department
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