Why is Pancreatic Cancer So Difficult to Treat?

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Pancreatic cancer is seldom detected early enough for curative treatment to be performed – and even if it were, it would still be very difficult to vanquish.
The pancreas, a narrow, six-inch-long gland that makes digestive juices and hormones such as insulin, is tucked away deep inside the body behind the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, and spleen. When a tumor forms in the pancreas, it rarely causes noticeable symptoms until cancer cells have spread to other organs. Read more . . .