Acta Scientific ANATOMY

Review Article Volume 2 Issue 5

Cancer of the Deadliest: Pancreatic Cancer!

Dhananjay Kumar1, V Shanmukha Varalakshmi2* and Aleeza Muneer3

1Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Shri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly, U.P, India
2Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, UP, India
3Tutor, Department of Anatomy, Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital, Bareilly, U.P, India

*Corresponding Author: V Shanmukha Varalakshmi, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Rajshree Medical Research Institute, India.

Received: August 10, 2023; Published: August 29, 2023


Pancreatic cancer is always difficult to diagnose in early stages and results in high mortality. Pancreas is a deep seated mixed variety of gland having exocrine and endocrine parts. Over 90% of all pancreatic tumours is exocrine in nature. Rest 10% are noticed in endocrine pancreas and are termed as neuroendocrine tumours. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has the lowest five-year relative survival rate compared to all other solid tumour malignancies and is expected to become the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States by 2030. Even though there are relative advancements in diagnostic tools management of pancreatic cancer is becoming a challenging tsk where only about 4% of patients are expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis. Genetic, racial and hereditary factors are associated with this disease condition. Old age and male gender are more susceptible for its occurrence. Smoking, alcohol consumption are also causative factors for pancreatic cancer. Awareness about the types and stages of pancreatic cancer with the hidden causative factors is the need of the hour.

Keywords: Pancreatic Ductal Adeno Carcinoma; Islets of Langerhans; Neuroendocrine Tumour


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Citation: V Shanmukha Varalakshmi., et al. “Cancer of the Deadliest: Pancreatic Cancer!".Acta Scientific Anatomy 2.5 (2023): 13-17.


Copyright: © 2023 V Shanmukha Varalakshmi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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