Pancreatic Cancer Information [Infographics and Videos]

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Pancreas is a 12-15 cm long and 2.5 cm wide fish-like organ that consists of a wide head, a tapering body, and a narrow tail. It is situated behind the stomach with its head connected the duodenum (the initial portion of the small intestine) via two ducts: the pancreatic duct and the accessory duct.

It is made up of mainly 2 types of cells – the exocrine cells (99%) and the endocrine cells (1%). The main functions of the pancreas include secretion of digestive juice and several hormones (glucagon, insulin, somatostatin, and pancreatic polypeptide). Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (affecting exocrine cells) is the most commonly encountered (95% of the cases) pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Infographics

Risk Factors

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Factors

Symptoms

symptoms and signs infographic

Investigations

investigations for diagnosis and staging

Staging

T Staging

T staging - extent of tumor spread in and out of the pancreas

 

N and M Staging

N and M staging - spread of tumor to lymph nodes and other organs

Treatment

Resectability based on Extent of Tumor

olvement Pancreatic Cancer Treatment (Resectability) - depending on involvement of surrounding structures

 

Treatment of Localised and Locally Advanced Disease

Treatment of localised and locally advanced Disease according to Resectability

 

Treatment of Metastatic Disease

Treatment of metastatic disease spread to distant sites

 

Pancreatic Cancer Videos

CancerBro meets Mr. Parker – Pancreatic Cancer Patient

 

Risk Factors

 

Symptoms

 

Investigations for Diagnosis and Staging

 

Anatomy of Pancreas

 

TNM Staging

 

Treatment

Localised and Locally Advanced Disease

 

Metastatic Disease

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