Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer? This disease has a profound effect on
individual and family quality of life. Patient education is vitally important. This website is intended to
help you learn and understand your options, in order for you to discuss them with your medical care teams and
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Unfortunately, because of
the location of the pancreas, most patients do not develop symptoms
until the disease is advanced. Learn more about the risk factors
and prevention of pancreatic cancer, as well as information about
treatment and surgery.
The pancreas is an organ deep within the body. It is located in the abdomen, right in front of the spine. Learn
more about the pancreas and how
pancreatic cancer forms, including more information about symptoms
and methods of diagnosis.
As physicians and patients become more aware of the importance of hereditary cancer syndromes, more patients are
surfacing who have multiple family members with pancreatic cancer. Learn more about
familial pancreatic cancer, including
who is at risk.