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Medical Reference Related to Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Stages of Pancreatic Cancer

    Tests and procedures to stage pancreatic cancer are usually done at the same time as diagnosis. The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the pancreas or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage of the disease in order to plan treatment. The results of some of the tests used to diagnose pancreatic cancer are often also used to stage the disease. See the General Information section for more information.There are three ways that cancer spreads in the body.The three ways that cancer spreads in the body are:Through tissue. Cancer invades the surrounding normal tissue.Through the lymph system. Cancer invades the lymph system and travels through the lymph vessels to other places in the body.Through the blood. Cancer invades the veins and capillaries and travels through the blood to other places in the body.When cancer cells break away from the primary

  2. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)

    Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, or NETs, may or may not be cancer. Treatment for these rare tumors depends on what kind they are and how far they have spread.

  3. Pancreatic Cancer Diet and Prevention

    WebMD looks at ways you can improve your health and decrease your risk of getting pancreatic cancer. Learn about lifestyle changes and more.

  4. Pancreatic Cancer Treatments by Stage

    WebMD looks into both routinely used and emerging treatments for pancreatic cancer.

  5. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer -- the Basics

    Get the basic facts about pancreatic cancer.

  6. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

  7. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer -- Symptoms

    A look at the symptoms of pancreatic cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis and Early Detection

    WebMD explains how pancreatic cancer is diagnosed and if there is a way to detect it early.

  9. Pancreatic Cancer Causes and Risk Factors

    Are you at risk for pancreatic cancer? Learn more from the experts at WebMD.

  10. Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

    WebMD examines the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer, including abdominal pain, weight loss, jaundice, and more.

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