Expert alert: Changing the outlook for pancreatic cancerMayo Clinic
Pancreatic cancer often is hidden and doesn't cause symptoms until it has spread. It is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. November 19 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day, but the entire month of November is meant to bring awareness to this disease. Advances in screening and early detection for high-risk people, minimally invasive surgical innovations and new genetic classifications are changing the outlook for pancreatic cancer, says Dr. Michael Wallace, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist.