What is pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is cancer that starts in the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ in your digestive system. It makes juices that help with digestion. It also produces insulin which controls your blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer can stop your pancreas working properly. We talked to 40 people about their experiences of pancreatic cancer.

A consultant talks about a common type of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and a…

Types of Pancreatic Cancer

There are different types of pancreatic cancer that behave and are treated differently. Most of the people we talked to said that they had no idea which type of pancreatic cancer they had. However, some were sure they had the most common type, an adenocarcinoma. Two people (Vicky -Interview 15 and Peter – Interview 36) knew that they had a neuroendocrine tumour.

A consultant explains what cancer is and why it may develop in any part of the body.

Last reviewed November 2020.
Last updated November 2020.

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