Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
Inflammation of the pancreas is called Pancreatitis. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, the digestive enzymes inside it attack and damage the tissues that produce them. Acute Pancreatitis occurs suddenly and can resolve itself within a few days. Chronic Pancreatitis occurs when the inflammation does not heal or improve. Both types of Pancreatitis are serious and can lead to health complications.
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Cancer of the Pancreas
Pancreatic Cancer is cancer that starts in the pancreas. The more common type of pancreatic cancer develops from the exocrine cells that make digestive enzymes to help digest food. A less common type of pancreatic cancer develops from neuroendocrine cells that make hormones.
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