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And now -- going to get to Dr.
Manny Alvarez who is standing by with us here on the set to talk a little bit more about the passing Steve Jobs in -- not unexpected.
Died of pancreatic cancer we've seen him physically suffer through this.
Maybe more so than we see a lot of people the transition in the change.
But we must say that He definitely passed with much grace us.
Oh absolutely and He was a degree innovator and a great man and is going to be missed many more people like him in America today in an enemy for about.
You don't listen pancreatic cancer He -- type of new and a growing cancer that was diagnosed in 2004 He had surgery for and then.
And if you look at the -- than normal trends transition of this type the -- -- ten years or so.
Odd -- usually a liver transplant because probably He had metastatic disease are ready.
That came out of that primary area of cancer -- to his liver which is the normal path -- if you will from Padraig captured.
That liver transplant of course helped -- stay alive.
Until today you and but you know it's very sad because if you look at you know pancreatic cancer and and because of him you know a lot of awareness.
To this disease has really taken place especially the last couple years you know 30000 people.
Get -- with pancreatic cancer and the mortality rate.
The death three it is said quite high especially because pancreatic cancers diagnosed in a very late stage you know it doesn't give you.
Early signs warnings you know when a patient goes to.
Hospital or a doctor already complaining of abdominal pain or discomfort of GI abnormalities.
Most likely the disease is pretty well events.
So survival 5% mortality 95 -- When He was diagnosed we do not have.
Some of the newer agents that we have today now we have a couple of chemotherapy and gauges that are approved by the FDM for this type of pancreatic cancer.
So you know it's unfortunate it's a very.
Very devastating disease his legacy of courses -- -- and also I think.
From a medical perspective for me the legacy also and is.
That He has brought awareness pancreatic cancer.
And a lot of dollars and researcher and going into this and hopefully you know this -- diseases going to be.
-- which prevented but for sure is gonna be treatable form more than it was in the past.
And I wanna get back to two things that you mentioned on the ATV.
You know sign is anything like that is out of abdominal pain and.
Well -- admit you know these.
Tumors are basically located in the part of the body then -- really they have room to grow that's the problem when you know you have skin cancer you can see if you have lung cancer you can breathe.
But these -- of cancer they're located in your body in such.
Plays that they have room to grow on there's nothing around it that will alert you.
-- -- testing you could run -- have what I.
Well without yes I'm sorry you know it listen then the argument now for a lot of folks say well Leo can you get a cat -- and -- -- routine basis.
To pick up these tumors the answer is yes but it's not part of the language that we use.
For the prevention of these types of cancer because -- again cat scans are very expensive they.
Give you a lot of radiation sometimes so that -- -- yield rate of picking on these diseases is not.
Very yet we don't have any blood tests and the blood tests abnormalities that you get in pancreatic cancer all secondary -- The metastatic disease -- -- -- so.
You know again today.
And if it's a very problematic there are risk factors you know smoking and alcohol abuse and things like -- and family history.
And some genetic history then you can take into account but.
But for the most part is still -- very difficult cancer to diagnose or listening.
The other camera to ask you about is that the treatment -- said that was not available when Steve Jobs was originally diagnosed -- available today.
Sri comments is it.
Well let this agreement continues to be necessary -- component to these types of cancer you know He had a Whipple procedure most likely we don't know because of course -- a lot of privacy within this in his life -- and Whipple is when you take pieces of the pancreas out all of the pancreas -- -- Pieces of the stomach on the small intestine is as innocent as that they need that has been around for a long time what -- what it really doesn't -- debunks.
All that issue that has been effective with cancer.
So that continues to be the hallmark extracting them beat me cancerous tissue and then follow with chemotherapy now of course -- chemotherapy.
That He had probably.
It was a very broad spectrum kind of chemotherapy now we have some more specific -- is that.
Have the affinity for the types of cells those cancer cells that are located within that the issue.
So that's why we have better technology and better medication and you will to treat these cancers.
And that is a treatment to.
The -- and it your life or is -- a cure all treatments for cancer.
And -- stage cancer is just to keep you alive okay you know the cure of cancer is still not.
In our reach He will be I think He will be -- the cure for cancer.
He viewed it if it's fairly stage and you're able -- -- lucky enough to take all the cells under the body.
And not allow them to multiply.
Then -- secure but for most of these Kansas and then stage cancers.
The treatment is not so much -- -- -- palliative in the sense of keeping you alive.
And give you quality of life which is ultimately when everybody wants.
Thank you so much for joining all the really appreciate act just keep talking to about it that we excellent again He -- -- -- out right thank you so much.
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