Islet Cell Tumor: Medical Illustrations

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 06/2015

ON THIS PAGE: You will find basic drawings of the pancreas and other nearby organs. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Pancreatic Cancer Anatomy

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The pancreas is made up of the head, body, and tail. Pancreatic cancer most commonly develops in the head of the pancreas.

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