|Company:||Pancreatic Cancer Action|
Throughout the month of November awareness is raised about pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer starts when cells in the pancreas start to grow out of control. The pancreas is an organ that sits behind the stomach. It is responsible for secreting exocrine cells that help with the digestion of food and endocrine cells that help regulate blood sugar. Pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the US and about 7% of all cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. However, with education and awareness, symptoms can be recognized earlier and treatments begun sooner to conquer the disease.