Understanding Pancreatic Cancer The pancreas secretes enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help regulate the
metabolism of sugars. This type of cancer is often detected late,
spreads rapidly and has a poor prognosis.
are no symptoms in the early stages. Later stages are associated with
symptoms, but these can be non-specific, such as lack of appetite and
Treatment may include surgically removing the pancreas, radiation and chemotherapy.
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