Where does pancreatic cancer begin?

In the pancreas. Can be anywhere in the gland itself.
Pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately we do not know the cause of pancreatic cancer. There are different types arising from different parts of the pancreas but the causes are unknown.

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What is pancreatic cancer?

Uncontrolled growth. Cancer is uncontrolled growth of cells that has escaped normal mechanisms of control that exists in the body to control cell growth and repair damage that may have occurred in the dna of a cell. If this happens to be in the pancrease, (pancrelipase) we call it pancreatic cancer. Read more...
Uncontrolled growth. Cancer is uncontrolled growth of cells that has escaped normal mechanisms of control that exists in the body to control cell growth and repair damage that may have occurred in the dna of a cell. If this happens to be in the pancrease, (pancrelipase) we call it pancreatic cancer. Read more...

How can I survive pancreatic cancer?

Clinical trial. I would suggest that you consider a clinical trial. Find a national cancer institute designated cancer center near you (www.Cancer.Gov) and consider enrolling in a clinical trial. Read more...
Survival. If there is no evidence of distant metastasis and it can be resected, the highest survival is achieved through surgical resection (whipples procedure) followed by chemotherapy +/- radiation. Read more...

Could children get pancreatic cancer?

Yes indeed. The usual form is pancreatoblastoma, a tumor with a different appearance and behavior from common adult pancreatic cancer. It's quite uncommon, with a few dozen cases in the us each year. A microscopic photo of one such tumor is shown in the picture. Read more...