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11

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2017

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About pancreatic cancer

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The pancreas helps digest food.

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Anything that increases your chances of cancer

is called a risk factor.

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Doctors need to assess your health and learn

about your symptoms.

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Pancreatic cancer often starts in the cells that

line the ducts.

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Cancer cells form a tumor since they don’t die

as they should.

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Cancer cells can spread to other body parts

through blood or lymph.