Pancreatic Cancer: Main Symptoms, Risk Factors, And Treatment
December 29, 2017
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.