A Guide to Pancreatic Cancer
The prominence and mortality rates of cancer victims have led to a desperate search for more effective means of dealing with this frightening variety of illnesses. Although any cancer can be fatal, many have been researched to the extent that they can be diagnosed quickly, leading to a more effective cure. Unfortunately, this isn’t true of cancer types the body over, and pancreatic cancer is one of those still requiring a better solution to achieve a cure. Here’s a look at the chances of surviving pancreatic cancer.
The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach shaped much like a large, curved tadpole. It contains exocrine cells that are in charge of producing digestive juices which are sent into the duodenum, as well as endocrine cells in charge of helping control blood sugar levels by producing insulin, glucagon, and other hormones.