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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


ampullary cancer  listen  (AM-puh-LAYR-ee KAN-ser)

  Cancer that forms in the ampulla of Vater (an enlargement of the ducts from the liver and pancreas where they join and enter the small intestine). Symptoms include jaundice, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. Also called ampulla of Vater cancer.