Pancreatic cancer starts in the pancreas. Most pancreatic cancers are exocrine tumors. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, or islet cell tumors, are less common but can often have a better prognosis.
Whether you’re worried about developing pancreatic cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in our Overview Guide.
Learn about the causes of pancreatic cancer and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.
If you are facing pancreatic cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.
The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from pancreatic cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.
Read the latest developments in pancreatic cancer.