Pancreatic cancer

What is pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer starts in the cells of the pancreas. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks in our guide to pancreatic cancer.

Risks for pancreatic cancer

Risks for pancreatic cancer include tobacco, obesity, diabetes and family history.

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include jaundice, pain in the upper abdomen or back and unexplained weight loss. Learn about pancreatic cancer symptoms.

Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer involves tests such as health history, physical exam, blood tests, CT scan and ultrasound. Find out more about diagnosis.

Grading pancreatic cancer

Grading pancreatic cancer helps predict how fast the cancer is growing. Learn about the grades of pancreatic cancer.

Stages of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is staged by whether it can be removed by surgery and by the TNM system. Learn more about stages of pancreatic cancer.

If pancreatic cancer spreads

Cancer can spread from the pancreas to other parts of the body. This is called metastasis. Learn about common sites where pancreatic cancer spreads.

Prognosis and survival for pancreatic cancer

Prognostic factors for pancreatic cancer are stage and performance status. Find out more about prognosis and survival for pancreatic cancer.

Treatments for pancreatic cancer

Treatments for pancreatic cancer include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Learn about treatment plans and options for pancreatic cancer.

Supportive care for pancreatic cancer

Supportive care helps people with physical and emotional aspects of pancreatic cancer. Learn how to cope with long-term side effects of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer statistics

Cancer statistics tell us how many people in Canada are diagnosed with and die from pancreatic cancer in a certain time frame.

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