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Pancreatic Cancer Topic Guide

Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic Cancer: Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers, one of the most non-responsive to treatment, and one of the hardest to diagnose; in one recent year, 84 % of those diagnosed in the U.S. died of the disease. It affects the pancreas, which is crucial abdominal organ that produces insulin to maintain blood sugar, and it performs other functions crucial to digestion and metabolism.

Pancreatic Cancer Topic Guide - Visuals

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Pancreatic Cancer Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

erlotinib Erlotinib

Erlotinib is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body...learn more »

bevacizumab Bevacizumab

Bevacizumab is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »

cetuximab Cetuximab

Cetuximab is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »

capecitabine Capecitabine

Capecitabine is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body...learn more »

gemcitabine Gemcitabine

Gemcitabine is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »

pancrelipase (oral) Pancrelipase (oral)

Pancrelipase is a combination of three enzymes (proteins): lipase, protease, and amylase. These enzymes are normally produced by the pancreas and are importa...learn more »

fluorouracil (injection) Fluorouracil (injection)

Fluorouracil is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »