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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreas

10/17/2007

Question:

how long can you live when your pancreas stops working?

Answer:

We can live without the pancreas, but blood sugar will be very high and difficult to control even with insulin. There are medications which replace the other functions of the pancreas.

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Response by:

Malek  Safa, MD Malek Safa, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati