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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Multi-detector row CT of pancreatic islet cell tumors. RadioGraphics 2006; 26: 453-64.
The term is not used for several other tumors, such as pancreatic islet cell tumors and small cell carcinomas.
Also referred to as pancreatic islet cell tumors, these arise from pancreatic ductal cells and despite resemblance to normal islet cells histologically, they are appropriately termed as pancreatic endocrine tumors.