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Pancreatic Cancer

Definition of pancreatic cancer: A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the tissues of the pancreas. Also called exocrine cancer. 

Estimated new cases and deaths from pancreatic cancer in the United States in 2014:

  • New cases: 46,420
  • Deaths: 39,590

See the booklet What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Pancreas to learn about pancreatic cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.

Prevention, Genetics, Causes

Information related to prevention, genetics, and risk factors

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Information about methods of cancer detection including new imaging technologies, tumor markers, and biopsy procedures


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