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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).


Pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3 percent of all cancers in the United States. In 2018, an estimated 55,440 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

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

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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