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Description of Pancreatic cancer

According to dictionary definition  DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach that produces juices that help break down food and the hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer is characterized by a cancerous growth in the pancreas which usually begins in the cells that produce the juices.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Some risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include:1. Smoking2. Long-term diabetes3. Chronic pancreatitis4. Certain hereditary disorders  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Pancreatic cancer is hard to catch early. It doesn’t cause symptoms right away. When you do get symptoms, they are often vague or you may not notice them. Common signs are:1. Yellowing of the skin and eyes2. Pain in the abdomen and back3. Weight loss4. Fatigue  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  Your doctor may ask you to get examinations done which includes:1. Physical exam2. Blood tests3. Imaging tests4. BiopsyAs it is often found late and it spreads quickly, pancreatic cancer can be hard to treat.  Treatment  According to dictionary definition  Treatments include:1. Surgery2. Radiation3. Chemotherapy4. Targeted therapy which uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells  NIH: National Cancer InstituteAccording to dictionary definition