What is the Pancreas?

The pancreas is a long flattened gland located deep in the belly (abdomen). Because the pancreas isn’t seen or felt in our day to day lives, most people don't know as much about the pancreas as they do about other parts of their bodies.

The pancreas is, however, a vital part of the digestive system and a critical controller of blood sugar levels.

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About Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreas cancer strikes approximately 9 out of every 100,000 people every year in the United States and is one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

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Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer

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Cigarette smoking is the most preventable cause of pancreatic cancer

57,600

Americans diagnosed with pancreas cancer each year