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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

:

Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2017

Figure 2

Normal cell growth vs.

cancer cell growth

Normal cells increase in number

when they are needed and

die when old or damaged. In

contrast, cancer cells quickly

make new cells and live longer

because of abnormal changes in

genes.

Figure 1

Pancreas and nearby

organs

The pancreas is a gland found

behind the stomach. The liver

is near the pancreas, above the

gallbladder. The duodenum is the

first part of the small intestine.

1

About pancreatic cancer

The pancreas | Cancer basics

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