Understanding pancreatic cancer

Find out about cancer of the pancreas and its symptoms.

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • What is the pancreas?

    The pancreas is part of the digestive system. It is in the upper part of the tummy (abdomen).

  • Types of pancreatic cancer

    Pancreatic cancers can be described by where they are found in the pancreas or the type of cells they start from.

  • Neuroendocrine tumours (NETS)

    A neuroendocrine tumour (NET) is a tumour that develops from cells of the neuroendocrine system.

  • Symptoms of pancreatic cancer

    Pancreatic cancer may not cause symptoms for a long time. Common symptoms are pain or discomfort, jaundice and weight loss.

Pancreatic cancer explained

Abdominal Surgeon Charles Imber explains pancreatic cancer. He gives an overview of the symptoms and treatment of pancreatic cancer.