Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces the juices that help break down food and the hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer usually begins in the cells that produce the juices. Some risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include:

  • Smoking
  • Long-term diabetes
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Certain hereditary disorders

Pancreatic cancer is hard to catch early. It doesn't cause symptoms right away. When you do get symptoms, they are often vague or you may not notice them. They include yellowing of the skin and eyes, pain in the abdomen and back, weight loss and fatigue. Also, because the pancreas is hidden behind other organs, health care providers cannot see or feel the tumors during routine exams. Doctors use a physical exam, blood tests, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose it.

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  1. Pancreatic Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... the hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer usually begins in the cells that produce the juices. Some risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include: Smoking Long-term diabetes Chronic pancreatitis Certain ...
  2. CA 19-9 Blood Test (Pancreatic Cancer) What is a CA 19-9 blood test? This test measures the amount of a protein called CA 19-9 (cancer ... CA 19-9 are often a sign of pancreatic cancer . But sometimes, high levels can indicate other types ...
  3. Pancreatic cancer is cancer that starts in the pancreas. ... blood sugar levels. There are different types of pancreatic cancers. The type depends on the cell the cancer ...
  4. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network)  
    ... create a world in which all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive. Our Statement on Diversity and Inclusion ... free, personalized information and resources. CONTACT US Facing Pancreatic Cancer If you or someone you love has been ...
  5. About Familial Pancreatic Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer Can Be Hereditary (Johns Hopkins University, Department of Pathology)  
    Pancreatic Cancer/Genetics ... Pancreatic Cancer ... Johns Hopkins University, Department of Pathology
  6. ... Elsevier; 2020:581-584. National Cancer Institute website. Pancreatic cancer treatment (PDQ) - health professional version. www.cancer.gov/ ...
  7. General Information about Pancreatic Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Pancreatic Cancer/Start Here ... Pancreatic Cancer ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Pancreatic cancer treatment options depend ...
  8. Childhood Pancreatic Cancer Treatment (PDQ) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
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  9. Treatment Option Overview (Pancreatic Cancer) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
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  10. Stages of Pancreatic Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
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