A 51 year old male presents to the emergency department for epigastric pain that has lasted for 1 week. On a scale of 1 to 10, patient describes pain as a 10. The pain is constant, sharp and radiate to the right upper quadrant. It is associated with nausea, vomiting, and fatty stools with liquid consistency. It is also associated with severe puritus (itching). He denies melena or hematochezia. He has jaundice. He has no other medical problems and takes no medications. Patient’s father died of pancreatic cancer. He has weight loss of 40 lbs in 4 weeks. He denies drinking of alcohol and illicit drug use. He smokes 1-2 packs of cigarette every day for the past twenty years.
Medical diagnosis: Pancreatic cancer stage IV.
Using APA format style (6th edition): Write 3-5 pages on:
1. Treatment options for the disease process (pancreatic cancer)
2. Dedicate 2 of the pages to pathophysiology of pancreatic cancer. (Pathophysiology, 2 pages)
3. Patient’s education