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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 a 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 »