Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer specifically refers to cancer that develops in the pancreas, a gland located behind your stomach that plays a crucial role in digestion and blood sugar regulation. It’s a complex and challenging disease, so I understand you might have questions or concerns.

Here’s some information about pancreatic cancer:

What is it:
  • Occurs when cells in the pancreas grow abnormally and uncontrollably, forming tumors.
  • Most common type is pancreatic adenocarcinoma, affecting the digestive enzyme-producing part of the pancreas.
  • Less common types include pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with different characteristics and outlooks.
  • Early stages often have no symptoms, making detection difficult.
  • Later stages may present with:
    • Upper abdominal pain radiating to the back
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
    • Changes in stool color or consistency
    • Diabetes


  • Depends on the stage and type of cancer, overall health, and individual preferences.
  • Options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapies.
  • Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for better outcomes.



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