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  • Disease

    Pancreatic cancer

    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Pancreatic cancer is cancer that starts in the pancreas.

  • Disease

    Pancreatic islet cell tumor

    Endocrine glands release hormones (chemical messengers) into the bloodstream to be transported to various organs and tissues throughout the body. For instance, the pancreas secretes insulin, which allows the body to regulate levels of sugar in the blood. The thyroid gets instructions from the pituitary to secrete hormones which determine the pace of chemical activity in the body (the more hormone in the bloodstream, the faster the chemical activity; the less hormone, the slower the activity).

    A pancreatic islet cell tumor is a rare tumor of the pancreas that starts from a type of cell called the islet cell.

  • Disease

    Parathyroid cancer

    Parathyroid cancer is a cancerous (malignant) growth in a parathyroid gland.

  • Disease

    Primary lymphoma of the brain

    The major areas of the brain have one or more specific functions.

    Primary lymphoma of the brain is cancer of white blood cells that starts in the brain.

  • Disease

    Prostate cancer

    
The male reproductive structures include the penis, the scrotum, the seminal vesicles and the prostate.

    Prostate cancer is cancer that starts in the prostate gland. The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped structure that makes up part of a man’s reproductive...