What is pancreatic cancer?

Find out more about the pancreas and pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer develops when cells in the pancreas grow out of control, forming a lump. You might hear this called a tumour or mass.

There are different types of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is the most common type. Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are less common – they behave differently and are treated differently.

Questions about pancreatic cancer?

If you have any questions about your cancer, speak to your medical team.

You can also speak to our specialist nurses on our Support Line.

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Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Jeni Jones

Published September 2020

To be reviewed September 2022