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Pancreatic cancer information

What is pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that develops in the tissues of the pancreas. Located in the abdomen behind the lower part of the stomach, the pancreas aids in digestion.

It contains both exocrine glands (which produce enzymes that help the body digest food) and endocrine glands (which produce hormones, including insulin, that help control blood sugar levels in the body).

Incidence

Pancreatic cancer is the ninth- or tenth-most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. During 2010, an estimated 43,140 people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States, according to National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

At CTCA, you'll find cancer experts skilled in treating all stages and types of pancreatic cancer with advanced treatments and technologies.

Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer

Video: Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer

Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer types

Learn about the different types of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer symptoms

Read about common pancreatic cancer symptoms.

Pancreatic cancer risk factors

Read about common risk factors for pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer stages

Learn about the stages of pancreatic cancer.

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