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What types of pancreatic cancer are there?

Pancreatic cancers can be exocrine or endocrine. Exocrine cancers (cancers of the exocrine pancreas) are the most common type of pancreatic cancer. They occur in the exocrine glands that produce pancreatic juices, which are released into the intestine. Endocrine tumors (also known as neuroendocrine tumors) are uncommon and are referred to as functional if they secrete hormones, non-functional if they do not.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Colorectal cancer


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