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Medical Reference Related to Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Cellular Classification of Pancreatic Cancer

    Pancreatic cancer includes the following carcinomas:MalignantDuct cell carcinoma (90% of all cases).Acinar cell carcinoma.Adenosquamous carcinoma.Cystadenocarcinoma (serous and mucinous types).Giant cell carcinoma.Invasive adenocarcinoma associated with cystic mucinous neoplasm or intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm.Mixed type (ductal-endocrine or acinar-endocrine).Mucinous carcinoma.Pancreatoblastoma.Papillary-cystic neoplasm (Frantz tumor). This tumor has lower malignant potential and may be cured with surgery alone.[1,2]Papillary mucinous carcinoma.Signet ring carcinoma.Small cell carcinoma.Unclassified.Undifferentiated carcinoma.Borderline Malignancies Intraductal papillary mucinous tumor with dysplasia.[3]Mucinous cystic tumor with dysplasia.Pseudopapillary solid tumor.References: Sanchez JA, Newman KD, Eichelberger MR, et al.: The papillary-cystic neoplasm of the pancreas. An increasingly recognized clinicopathologic entity. Arch Surg 125 (11): 1502-5, 1990. Warshaw AL,

  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 Treatments by Stage

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

  4. 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.

  5. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

  6. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer -- the Basics

    Get the basic facts about pancreatic cancer.

  7. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer -- Symptoms

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

  8. Pancreatic Cancer Causes and Risk Factors

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

  9. Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis and Early Detection

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

  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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