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Pancreas Cancer
What is pancreas?


Pancreas is an elongated organ that is located just below and behind the stomach. It produces various digestive enzymes and hormones including insulin.

Pancreatic cancer
Cancer of the glands producing digestive enzymes and the collecting tubes is what is generally called as pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is a major problem in the United States and around the world. Pancreatic cancer is fifth leading cause of death in the United States. In the year 2004, it is estimated that a total of 30,700 new cases of pancreatic cancer will occur in the United States. Pancreatic cancer is associated with high mortality rates and it is estimated that 30,000  people will die from pancreatic cancer in the year 2004. You will find in-depth information on pancreatic cancer below. Please select the links and proceed....

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Pancreatic cancer: Resources

Learn more about pancreas through pictures
Digestive system   (MEDLINEplus)
Endocrine glands   (MEDLINEplus)
Pancreas   (MEDLINEplus)
Pancreatic and biliary ducts   (MEDLINEplus)
CT scan showing pancreatic cancer   (MEDLINEplus)
Picture of pancreas   (Cancer information)
The structure of pancreas (picture)   (National Institute of Health)
The pancreas   (Cancer Researh UK)

Learn more about pancreas
Where is the pancreas?   (Johns Hopkins Hospital)
The pancreas   (CancerBacUp)

Pancreatic cancer: Selected reading

100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer
by Eileen O'Reilly, Joanne Frankel Kelvin
The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Pancreatic Cancer
by Icon Health Publications


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