About Pancreatic Cancer


What is pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer begins when cells in the pancreas become abnormal and grow out of control to form a tumour. The most common type of pancreatic cancer is adenocarcinoma. 

Learn more about the pancreas, cancer, and the types of pancreatic cancer here.


Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer can be vague and come and go with varying severity for each person. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer, as well as information about early detection and screening tests here.

Causes and risk factors of pancreatic cancer

Causes of pancreatic cancer are due to complex changes in your genes, that have arisen over time, or may be rarely inherited. The exact causes of the disease are still not yet well understood, but there are various risk factors that may increase your chance of getting pancreatic cancer. Learn more about the causes and risk factors of pancreatic cancer here.



If you have symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer, a doctor or specialist may suggest various tests to determine if you do have pancreatic cancer, and what type it may be. Learn more about pancreatic cancer diagnosis and some helpful questions to ask your doctor here.



If you are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer you may have one or several types of treatment. Learn more about types of pancreatic cancer treatment here.



Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are an important part of medical research that test new treatments and interventions intending to prevent, detect, treat or manage a disease. Learn more about clinical trials here.



Pancreatic cancer statistics

Learn more about pancreatic cancer statistics and why we are committed to our mission to improve survival. Learn more here.




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