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pancreas

[pan-kree-us] an organ that lies behind the stomach and contains 2 different types of gland cells. One type makes enzymes that are released into the intestines to help digest food. The other type makes hormones including insulin and glucagon, which help regulate blood sugar. See also enzyme, endocrine glands, glandular cells.

Pancreatic Cancer | Learn About Cancer | American Cancer ...

... Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic cancer starts in the pancreas. Most pancreatic
cancers are exocrine tumors. Pancreatic neuroendocrine ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/index

.How is pancreatic cancer treated?

... Previous Topic. Pancreatic cancer survival by stage. Next Topic. Surgery
for pancreatic cancer. How is pancreatic cancer treated? ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-treating-general-info

What's new in pancreatic cancer research and treatment?

... over many years in a series of steps known as pancreatic intraepithelial
neoplasia ... small number of genes, and the duct cells of the pancreas do not ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-new-research

What is pancreatic cancer?

... Exocrine tumors are by far the most common type of pancreas cancer. When
someone says that they have pancreatic cancer, they usually mean an ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-what-is-pancreatic-cancer

How is pancreatic cancer diagnosed?

... body. CT scans are often used to diagnose pancreatic cancer because
they can show the pancreas fairly clearly. They ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-diagnosis

How is pancreatic cancer staged?

... It has not spread outside of the pancreas. These tumors are sometimes referred
to as pancreatic carcinoma in situ or pancreatic intraepithelial ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-staging

Pancreatic Cancer

... A combination therapy of gemcitabine with immunotherapy for patients with
inoperable locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Pancreas. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003131-pdf.pdf

How is pancreatic cancer treated?

... Previous Topic. Survival rates for pancreatic cancer. Next Topic. Surgery
for pancreatic cancer. How is pancreatic cancer treated? ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/overviewguide/pancreatic-cancer-overview-treating-general-info

Can pancreatic cancer be found early?

... Pancreatic cancer is hard to find early. The pancreas is deep inside the body,
so early tumors can't be seen or felt by health care providers during ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-detection

What are the risk factors for pancreatic cancer?

... found several factors that can affect a person's chance of getting cancer of
the pancreas. Most of these are risk factors for exocrine pancreatic cancer ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-risk-factors