Pancreatic cancerOverview

Pancreatic cancer is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas, a large gland that's part of the digestive system.


Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the pancreas, an organ near the stomach.


Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include pain in the back or stomach, unintended weight loss and yellowing of the skin and eyes.


The main treatments for pancreatic cancer are surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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