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Cancer of the pancreas is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Pancreatic cancer occurs when a cell in the pancreas—which produces fluids that help digest food and hormones (such as insulin) to control blood sugar levels—is damaged.
This malignant (cancer) cell starts to grow out of control. Digestive fluids are made by exocrine pancreas cells and hormones are produced by endocrine pancreas cells. Roughly 95 percent of pancreatic cancers begin in exocrine pancreas cells. Pancreatic tumors are sometimes discovered during imaging studies to investigate Symptoms or during an evaluation for another condition. They may also be found during screening for families with a history of pancreatic cancer.
Factors that contribute to an increased Risk for cancer of the pancreas include:
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect early as it does not cause Symptoms right away. Symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer include:
With the results of diagnostic tests, assign cancer a stage, depending upon the size and spread of the cancer.
If patient having Symptoms of pancreatic cancer, will health history, family’s history of cancer and Risk factors. Diagnostic tests may include:
Types of surgery include:
The Whipple procedure and distal pancreatectomy are highly complex operations that require an experienced surgeon and a concentrated team approach to keep Risks to a minimum.
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