National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Pancreatic Cancer Month is a time to increase awareness of pancreatic cancer, the need for a cure after diagnosis, and spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional, financial and physical burden of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer starts when the exocrine glands or the endocrine cells form tumors, which can spread throughout the body. Cancers formed by the exocrine cells are much more common. When pancreatic cancer spreads, the cancer cells may also be found in nearby lymph nodes, the liver, the lungs or in fluid collected from the abdomen.