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Pancreatic Cancer

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Pancreatic cancer starts in the pancreas. Most pancreatic cancers are exocrine tumors. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, or islet cell tumors, are less common but can often have a better prognosis.

Learn About Pancreatic Cancer

Whether you’re worried about developing pancreatic cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in If You Have Pancreatic Cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Causes and Risk Factors

Learn about the causes of pancreatic cancer and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment and Support

If you are facing pancreatic cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from pancreatic cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.

Get Involved

You can make a difference in the fight against cancer by volunteering your time, participating in an event, or donating to the cause. Find out about all the ways you can get involved today.

Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with pancreatic cancer.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing pancreatic cancer?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and

Pancreatic Cancer in the News

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Read the latest developments in pancreatic cancer. 

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