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).
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.
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