The pancreas is a gland that secretes enzymes that aid digestion and hormones, which help regulate the metabolism of sugar. Pancreatic cancer is the 12th most common cancer worldwide. According to Globocan 2018 estimates, there were approximately 460,000 new diagnoses globally. 243,000 men were diagnosed, and 216,000 women were diagnosed. Pancreatic cancer incidence rates vary globally, and Japan had the highest rate in the world, with the United States ranking #33.1
A few risk factors for pancreatic cancer include:2
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