Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the pancreas, a gland located in the upper abdomen behind the stomach.

The pancreas plays a crucial role in the digestive system, producing enzymes that aid in the digestion  well as hormones that regulate blood sugar levels.

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly aggressive and deadly form of cancer, with a five-year survival rate of only 9%.

There are several types of pancreatic cancer, but the most common is adenocarcinoma, which begins in the cells that line the ducts of the pancreas.

Other types of pancreatic cancer include neuroendocrine tumors, which begin in the hormone-producing cells of the pancreas, and sarcomas, which begin in the connective tissue of the pancreas.