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Medical Reference Related to Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer -- the Basics

    Get the basic facts about pancreatic cancer.

  2. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer -- Symptoms

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

  3. Pancreatic Cancer Causes and Risk Factors

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

  4. Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis and Early Detection

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

  5. Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

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

  6. Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pancreatic Cancer

    WebMD provides you with questions to ask your doctor if you've been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

  7. Recurrent and Progressive Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

    There is no established therapy for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors that recur or progress after prior therapy.[1] Deciding on further treatment depends on many factors, including:The specific cancer.Prior treatment.Site of recurrence.Individual patient considerations.Attempts at re-resection of local tumors that have recurred or metastatic lesions may offer palliation, when technically feasible. Intra-arterial chemotherapy is a consideration for patients with liver metastases. Patients with hepatic-dominant disease and substantial symptoms caused by tumor bulk or hormone-release syndromes may benefit from continuous-infusion intra-arterial chemotherapy or procedures that reduce hepatic arterial blood flow to metastases (hepatic arterial occlusion with embolization or with chemoembolization).[2,3,4,5,6,7] Such treatment may also be combined with systemic chemotherapy. A variety of systemic agents have shown biologic or palliative activity,[1,8] including:Somatostatin

  8. Stages of Pancreatic Cancer

    Tests and procedures to stage pancreatic cancer are usually done at the same time as diagnosis. The following stages are used for pancreatic cancer: Stage 0 In stage 0,the cancer is found only in the lining of the pancreas. Stage 0 is also called carcinoma in situ. Stage I In stage I,cancer is found only in the pancreas. Stage I is divided into stage IA and stage IB,based on the size of ...

  9. Changes to This Summary (01 / 23 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Images were added to this summary.

  10. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about pancreatic cancer.

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