Pancreatic Cancer: Current and Emerging Trends in Detection and Treatment

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Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of the pancreasa large organ that lies behind the stomach. The pancreas secretes enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help regulate the metabolism of sugars. Pancreatic cancer often has a poor prognosis, even when diagnosed early, and can spread rapidly. Because symptoms tend not to appear until the disease has progressed, the cancer is rarely detected in its early stages, which is a major reason why it's a leading cause of cancer death. Though its risk factors include obesity ...

Pancreatic Cancer: Current and Emerging Trends in Detection and Treatment 2009, Rosen Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781435850088

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