Leaf stones can also be a sign of leaf cancer
A new study has found that there is a clear link between gallstones and leaf cancer, and that gallstones may later be linked to cancer.
Leaf stones can appear within six months to a year in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). That is, stones are causing cancer and cancer is also showing stones. It should be noted that PDAC is fatal in 90% of cases as it is diagnosed very late.
Not every case of stone in the leaf necessarily indicates cancer, but the incidence of leaf stone may increase with the onset of cancer and this rate may be five to six times higher than other conditions.
Dr. Mariana Pepagorg, a specialist at Boston Medical Center, says people with leaf cancer have a much lower chance of survival because it is difficult to diagnose and delays can lead to death.
In this regard, between 2008 and 2015, doctors reviewed more than 18,000 cases of PDAC and compared it with another 99,000 patients in the same database. Initially, 4.7% of patients with PDAC, a common form of leaf cancer, developed leaf stones. And one and a half percent of the addresses were removed.
Now, of those who had only stones and no cancer, only 1.8% had pebbles in their leaves and only 0.3% had been diagnosed.
Experts believe this is an important development that could help in the identification, timely treatment and survival of leaf cancer.