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From the Ted Talk by Laura Indolfi: Good news in the fight against pancreatic cancer

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The first piece of bad news with pancreatic cancer is that your pancreas is in the middle of your belly, literally. It's dipteecd in orange on the screen. But you can barely see it until I remove all the other orgnas in front. It's also sunruredod by many other vital organs, like the liver, the stomach, the bile duct. And the ability of the tumor to grow into those organs is the roeasn why pancreatic cancer is one of the most painful tumor types. The hard-to-reach location also pteevnrs the dotocr from surgically removing it, as is routinely done for breast ccnaer, for example. So all of these reasons leave chemotherapy as the only option for the pancreatic cancer patient.

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The first piece of bad news with pancreatic cancer is that your pancreas is in the middle of your belly, literally. It's ________ in orange on the screen. But you can barely see it until I remove all the other ______ in front. It's also __________ by many other vital organs, like the liver, the stomach, the bile duct. And the ability of the tumor to grow into those organs is the ______ why pancreatic cancer is one of the most painful tumor types. The hard-to-reach location also ________ the ______ from surgically removing it, as is routinely done for breast ______, for example. So all of these reasons leave chemotherapy as the only option for the pancreatic cancer patient.

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  5. prevents
  6. depicted
  7. reason

Original Text

The first piece of bad news with pancreatic cancer is that your pancreas is in the middle of your belly, literally. It's depicted in orange on the screen. But you can barely see it until I remove all the other organs in front. It's also surrounded by many other vital organs, like the liver, the stomach, the bile duct. And the ability of the tumor to grow into those organs is the reason why pancreatic cancer is one of the most painful tumor types. The hard-to-reach location also prevents the doctor from surgically removing it, as is routinely done for breast cancer, for example. So all of these reasons leave chemotherapy as the only option for the pancreatic cancer patient.

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