Pancreas Cancer

Pancreas Cancer


The pancreas is located in the abdomen behind the lower part of stomach. The pancreas secretes enzymes that aids in digestion and hormones that help regulate the metabolism of sugars.

Risk Factors

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
  • Age - Most people are diagnosed after age 65
  • Family history of Pancreatic cancer
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Signs and Symptoms

Early Pancreatic cancers frequently have no symptoms or indicators. Tumors have often grown large and expanded outside the pancreas by the time they cause symptoms.


  • CT scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses x-rays to build cross-sectional images of the body. It also helps to identify the spread of cancer.
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Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage and requires a multimodality treatment. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of these.


  • What are the symptoms of Pancreatic cancer?
  • Are Pancreatic cysts common?
  • Is it possible to have full recovery from Pancreatic cancer?
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