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BY Molly Adams

One of the earliest and most common side effects of pancreatic cancer is pain. The pancreas sits below your sternum in your mid-abdomen and is surrounded by several other organs and nerves. “As tumors on the pancreas grow, they often push against these other body parts, which can be very painful,” says pancreatic cancer researcher Shubham Pant, M.D.

Pain can be isolated to the abdomen, or travel to your lower back, and can...

Illustration of a pancreas, with doctors and a patient showing treatment options for pancreatic cancer related pain.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ever logged into MyChart to check on some lab test results, then just stared blankly at the screen once you saw them? You’re not alone.&nbsp...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many cancers have been linked to genetic mutations, whether they’re inherited or occur spontaneously.

Certain BRCA mutations, for instance...

BY Lisa Garcia

When retired Florida physician Bob Wagar, M.D., was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and sarcoma, he knew he would've felt comfortable seeking care at the hospital where he used to work. But Bob also knew seeking care at MD Anderson was the best option, especially because he had been treated here before. 

“There’s more to it than having a good surgeon,” Bob says. “The team approach at MD Anderson, and of course their record...

Bob Wagar, M.D.,  and his wife, Robin stand in front of green trees while wearing a suit and a purple and pink floral blazer and pearls, respectively. They are an older white couple with gray hair.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Adenocarcinomas can develop in many different parts of the body, including the lungs, prostate, colon, rectum, small bowel, pancreas, stomach...

BY Ronda Wendler

People with a rare, inherited disorder called von Hippel-Lindau disease develop cancerous and noncancerous tumors in up to 10 different parts...

BY Stacy Diao

Many patients will be prescribed chemotherapy as a part of their cancer treatment plan. That could involve taking pills at home or wearing...

BY Devon Carter

Insulin is a hormone produced by clusters of cells in the pancreas called islets. It helps our bodies use sugars from food for energy. When...

BY Reneata Benjamin

When I was diagnosed with stage III pancreatic cancer in January 2017, I was pretty shocked. Both of my parents died of heart disease in their...

BY Ronda Wendler

Drew Huggins still gets emotional when he recalls the day clinical trial coordinator Jing Yang phoned him with some good news that changed...