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Pancreatic Cancer

This section has been reviewed and approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 10/2013
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ON THIS PAGE: You will find a basic drawing about the common body parts affected by this disease. To see other pages in this guide, use the colored boxes on the right side of your screen, or click “Next” at the bottom.

Pancreatic Cancer Anatomy

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

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