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Pancreatic cancer overview

Pancreatic cancer is not common and is rare in younger people. The most common symptoms are pain in the upper abdomen, weight loss, and jaundice. However, most pain in the abdomen is not caused by cancer of the pancreas. Treatment for pancreatic cancer includes surgery if the cancer is small, and chemotherapy. An important part of the care of all people with pancreatic cancer is the use of treatments to control symptoms and make you feel more comfortable.

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