pancreatic cancer

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pancreatic cancer

The presence of a malignant tumor in the pancreas. Smoking and a diet high in fats or alcohol may contribute to the disease.
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Noun1.pancreatic cancer - cancer of the pancreas
carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
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But some 78% did not know that obesity was linked to ovarian or womb cancer, more than two thirds (69%) were unaware it can lead to breast cancer, while more than half (53%) did not know of the link to cancer of the pancreas.
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James Rush, 60, says he was incorrectly told at the Western that he had cancer of the pancreas before being sent for a series of inconclusive biopsies and scans.
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Vincent, 52, a Dracut resident, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at his home as a result of complications of Diabetes related to Neuroendocrine Cancer of the pancreas.
Cancer of the pancreas, an organ important for digestion and production of hormones, has the lowest overall five-year survival rate of all specified cancers.