NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2017
About pancreatic cancer
The pancreas helps digest food.
Anything that increases your chances of cancer
is called a risk factor.
Doctors need to assess your health and learn
about your symptoms.
Pancreatic cancer often starts in the cells that
line the ducts.
Cancer cells form a tumor since they don’t die
as they should.
Cancer cells can spread to other body parts
through blood or lymph.