What is Pancreatic Cancer: What Causes Pancreatic Cancer?

Many people dont know what is pancreatic cancer even though each and every year more than thirty thousand people in the United States are diagnosed with this disease.  Europe has almost double the amount of diagnoses per year. The pancreas is a single organ that is located directly behind the stomach towards the rear of the abdomen. Cancer is a broad category for the numerous different diseases that are primarily characterized by a cell growth that is excessive and extremely out of control. The pancreas is considered to be cancerous as soon as this out of control cell growth is seen in the pancreas. The excessive cell growth caused by the cancer forms the cells inside the pancreas into tissue masses or lumps which are called tumors. Once formed, the tumors cause major problems in the pancreas, interfering with the main processes of the organ.   [Read more...]