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The pancreas is located on the upper abdomen located in the midst of many vital organs, including the liver, spleen, stomach, small bowel, and large bowel. Because of its central location, it is very problematic when cancer spreads from the pancreas directly into the adjacent organs. In addition, the head of the pancreas (the portion on the patient’s right side) covers the common bile duct. The common bile duct is the duct through which bile runs from the liver and gall bladder and is mixed with pancreatic juices and then emptied into the small bowel. Blockage...
KeywordsPancreatic Cancer Common Bile Duct Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Pancreas Cancer Islet Cell Tumor
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