Pancreatic Cysts, Cancer and Awareness: Answers from an Expert

Pancreas imageThe pancreas is a gland located deep in the abdomen, between the stomach and the spine. It is an important organ that produces enzymes that help digest food, and it secretes hormones—such as insulin—that help regulate metabolism. It’s not unusual for cysts, which are small fluid-filled pockets, to form in the pancreas. Approximately 15 percent of Americans are believed to have a pancreatic cyst, and unlike other cysts such as those on the ovaries, liver or kidneys, pancreatic cysts have the potential to progress to pancreatic cancer over time. Read More