The Virtual Reality Pancreatic Cancer Experience
Pancreatic cancer is a very complicated disease. In this article, I’ll go through everything you need to know about the disease, including what it is and how it’s treated.
Imagine having the ability to step inside the body and truly see what a tumor is doing.
Imagine having the ability to step inside the body and truly see what a tumor is doing. You can see how it’s growing, where it is going, and what effect it has on surrounding tissue. With virtual reality technology, we can bring you into the body to see these things for yourself in ways that were never before possible.
The Virtual Reality Pancreatic Cancer Experience takes you through an immersive journey inside a patient’s body as seen through their own eyes. We cover how tumors spread throughout the lymphatic system and vasculature that transports blood around your body; how cancer cells behave when they leave their original location; how healthy cells respond when faced with cancer; and finally, how our bodies fight back against cancerous growths by developing new vessels (known as angiogenesis).
Pancreatic cancer is currently the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, after lung and colorectal cancers.
Pancreatic cancer is currently the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, after lung and colorectal cancers. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States (after breast, prostate, and lung cancers). It is also the fourth leading cause of cancer death (after lung, colorectal, and breast cancers) with a five-year survival rate of only 8 percent. In 2017 there will be an estimated 53,920 new cases diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and approximately 46,870 deaths from this disease—more than 30 patients each day who will die from this disease!
Pancreatic cancer is also one of only two types that are less likely to be detected early on via screening tests such as colonoscopy or stool blood testing because unlike these other forms it doesn’t produce symptoms until late stages when treatment options may no longer be available or successful.
It’s extremely important to know that 90% of postoperative pancreatic cancer patients are diagnosed with metastatic disease (cancer cells have spread to other organs).
Metastatic disease is cancer that has spread to other organs in the body. While only about 10% of patients with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed with metastatic disease when they first present for treatment, 90% will be diagnosed with it after surgery. It’s extremely important to know that 90% of postoperative pancreatic cancer patients are diagnosed with metastatic disease (cancer cells have spread to other organs).
Symptoms of metastatic disease include:
- weight loss
- fatigue and lack of energy
- night sweats or hot flashes
There are many barriers to treating pancreatic cancer. Here are 3 things I would like patients and the public to be aware of.
- The barriers to treating pancreatic cancer are:
- Diagnosis: It is difficult to diagnose because it has few symptoms, and the symptoms it does have may be mistaken for other conditions. Most people do not know they have cancer until it is too late to treat successfully. The average time from diagnosis to death is 6 months, making the disease one of the deadliest cancers in existence.
- * Treatment: Due to advances in screening methods and early detection techniques, there has been an increase in early-stage diagnoses of pancreatic cancer over recent years—but these still only occur in approximately 20% of patients with this disease. Even when caught at this stage, treatment options are limited due to its aggressive nature and resistance to chemotherapies or radiation therapy (which is used for many other types). Furthermore, surgery can be very complicated due partly due to difficulty accessing tumors within the pancreas itself as well as removing all malignant targets without damaging healthy tissue surrounding them; additionally some surgeons feel uncomfortable performing this procedure on older individuals who might not survive long enough afterward.”
We were able to help create a virtual reality simulation in which you can become a cell and see how it is trying to invade the lymphatic system and tumor vasculature, in order to leave the primary tumor and go on to form metastases.
Simulations are a great way to learn about how things work in the real world. For example, you can use a simulation of wind and water in order to understand how hurricanes are formed and how they move. Simulating cancer cells is an excellent way to understand how they spread through the body.
Using computer software, scientists have created simulations where people can enter their own data into the program. Then it calculates what might happen to that person’s body when they get cancer cells (or other types of infections). This helps doctors see what treatments will work best for patients with specific types of diseases such as pancreatic cancer or HIV/AIDS infection so that we can help them live longer lives without having any side effects from medications used during treatment!
It’s possible to see what’s happening in your body as if you were there yourself.
The Virtual Reality Pancreatic Cancer Experience is a virtual reality experience designed to educate people about pancreatic cancer and its impact on the body. It’s possible to see what’s happening in your body as if you were there yourself. This can be helpful for people who are planning for surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy treatments. The VR experience allows you to see how the cancer is spreading throughout their body. You will also get a look at how the lymphatic system is being invaded by malignant cells and how tumor vasculature is being invaded by malignant cells so that it can travel from one part of your body to another place where it starts forming metastases (cancerous tumors).
The simulation allows you to experience what a cancer cell does when it’s trying to leave the primary tumor and go on to form metastases. It’s possible to see what’s happening in your body as if you were there yourself. This technology will help us better understand what causes pancreatic cancer and create new treatments that prevent or slow down metastasis.