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ON THIS PAGE: You will find basic drawings of the pancreas and other nearby organs. To see other pages in this guide, use the colored boxes on the right side of your screen, or click “Next” at the bottom.
The pancreas is made up of the head, body, and tail. Pancreatic cancer most commonly develops in the head of the pancreas.
Choose “Next” (below, right) to continue reading this guide to learn what raises a person’s risk of developing this type of tumor. Or, use the colored boxes located on the right side of your screen to visit any section.