A Picture Guide to Pancreatic Cancer

From left to right: Actor Patrick Swayze, who died of pancreatic cancer in September 2009, Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs, and U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Illustration of the pancreas and surrounding organs.
A woman smoking a cigarette.
A patient is concerned after a discussion with his doctor.
A doctor examines an X-ray.
An abdominal CT scan shows a small, vaguely seen 2-cm pancreatic adenocarcinoma (mass) causing obstruction of both the common bile duct (cbd) and pancreatic duct (pd).
This is a gross section of a malignant tumor of the pancreas resected from the pancreatic body and tail.
Doctors perform pancreatic cancer surgery.
This patient is in pain during his recovery from pancreatic cancer surgery.
Radiation therapy (radiotherapy) uses high-powered radiation to damage cancer cells and stop them from growing.
A patient rests in a hospital bed after pancreatic cancer radiation therapy.
A patient receives a chemotherapy injection.
Woman that has lost her hair from chemo treatment hugs a teddy bear.
Scientists in a lab produce biological response modifiers (BRMs) for biological cancer treatment.
A pancreatic cancer patient recovers from biological therapy.
A doctor meets with a patient for follow-up care.
A counselor meets with an elderly couple to discuss pancreatic cancer concerns.
Programs and services for cancer patients.
A scientist studies cancer cells under a microscope.

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Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP on Saturday, July 26, 2014

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