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Pancreatic cancer

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The pancreas is a large organ behind the lower part of your stomach.

It secretes enzymes that aid in digestion and hormones that help regulate the metabolism of sugars.

Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues.

It often has a poor prognosis - even when caught early.

It typically spreads rapidly.

Signs and symptoms may not appear until it's advanced stages, when surgical removal isn't possible.

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