Pancreatic Cancer: Key Symptoms, Groups Of High Risk, And Ways To Decrease The Chance Of Getting A Disease
September 13, 2019
Pancreas is a gland that is located behind the lower part of your stomach. Its two main functions are the following:
- producing enzymes that aid digestion;
- producing insulin and glucagon – hormones that regulate the levels of blood sugar.
Pancreatic cancer is the twelfth most common cancer and is responsible for 3.2% of all new cancer cases in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, it’s also among the deadliest types of cancer.