What is a Pancreatic Pseudocyst?

Pancreatic cysts are pockets of fluid which tend to occur in some people who develop pancreatitis. In the majority of cases, the cysts are not cancerous. The cysts look like a balloon and tend to increase in size after a bout of pancreatitis. Most cysts are made up of...

What is a Pancreatic Abscess?

In the majority of cases, pancreatic abscess occurs after a severe bout of acute pancreatitis usually more than 4-6 weeks after the initial attack. The mortality rate of pancreatic abscess can be high if the diagnosis is missed. In the USA there are about 20,000 cases...

The most common causes of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a malignancy of the cells of the pancreas, (an organ that lies parallel, at the back the stomach). The pancreas releases various enzymes that help in the process of digestion, and also releases hormones that control the metabolism of glucose....

A quick guide to Pancreatic Cancer

Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer is a malignant condition of the pancreas, which is an abdominal organ lying parallel to the lower portion of the stomach. Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells undergo genetic mutation. Mutation makes the cells of the...

A complete guide to Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a malignant condition that originates in cells of the pancreas, (an abdominal organ that lies parallel, just behind the lower portion of the stomach). The pancreas release enzymes that assist in the process of digestion, and secrete hormones that...