pancreatic cancer

A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the tissues of the pancreas. Also called exocrine cancer.

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  • Pancreatic cancer — is a malignant tumor of the pancreas. Each year about 37,680 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with this condition, and 34,290 die from the disease. In Europe more than 60,000 are diagnosed each year. Depending on the extent of the… …   Wikipedia

  • pancreatic cancer — Malignant tumour of the pancreas. Risk factors include smoking, a diet high in fat, exposure to certain industrial products, and diseases such as diabetes and chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatic cancer is more common in men. Symptoms often do not… …   Universalium

  • pancreatic cancer — noun cancer of the pancreas • Hypernyms: ↑carcinoma …   Useful english dictionary

  • pancreatic cancer — noun A malignant neoplasm of the pancreas …   Wiktionary

  • stage IVB pancreatic cancer — Cancer of the pancreas in which the cancer has spread to distant organs (such as the liver or lungs) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage I pancreatic cancer — Cancer is found in the pancreas only. Stage I is divided into stage IA and stage IB based on tumor size. In stage IA, the tumor is no larger than 2 centimeters and in stage IB, the tumor is larger than 2 centimeters …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage III pancreatic cancer — Cancer has spread to the major blood vessels near the pancreas, and may have spread to nearby lymph nodes …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IV pancreatic cancer — Cancer may be of any size and has spread to distant organs, such as the liver, lung, and peritoneal cavity (the body cavity that contains most of the organs in the abdomen), and may have also spread to organs and tissues near the pancreas or to… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IVA pancreatic cancer — Cancer has spread to organs that are near the pancreas (such as the stomach, spleen, or colon) but has not spread to distant organs (such as the liver or lungs) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II pancreatic cancer — Stage II is divided into stages IIA and IIB, based on where the cancer has spread. In stage IIA, cancer has spread to nearby tissue and organs but has not spread to nearby lymph nodes. In stage IIB, cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes and may …   English dictionary of cancer terms


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