Pancreatic Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, pancreatic cancer is the fourth highest cause of cancer related deaths. In a recent study done by the institute, it was revealed that 42,470 new cases of the disease were diagnosed in 2009. Staggering numbers and a high mortality rate make pancreatic cancer a condition hitting home with a … Continue reading »

Pancreatic Cysts

The pancreas is an organ vital for the production of insulin and glucagon. The dual gland organ is also responsible for excreting pancreatic juices. These juices contain digestive enzymes that aid in the breakdown of partially digested foods passing into the small intestine. Continue reading »

Pancreas Failure

The pancreas is an approximately 6 inch organ that sits below and behind the stomach.  Pressed perpendicularly across the spine, the dual gland organ connects to the duodenum at the pancreatic head. the pancreas plays vital roles in two major body functions. As an endocrine gland, the pancreas is responsible for the production of glucagon … Continue reading »