Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs
Malignant neoplasm of pancreas C25- >
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- A primary or metastatic malignant tumor involving the pancreas. Representative examples include carcinoma and lymphoma.
- The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Cancer of the pancreas is the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States Some risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include
pancreatic cancer is hard to catch early. It doesn't cause symptoms right away. When you do get symptoms, they are often vague or you may not notice them. They include yellowing of the skin and eyes, pain in the abdomen and back, weight loss and fatigue. Also, because the pancreas is hidden behind other organs, health care providers cannot see or feel the tumors during routine exams. Because it is often found late and it spreads quickly, pancreatic cancer can be hard to treat. Possible treatments include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. nih: national cancer institute
- long-term diabetes
- chronic pancreatitis
- certain hereditary disorders
- C25 Malignant neoplasm of pancreas
- C25.0 Malignant neoplasm of head of pancreas
- C25.1 Malignant neoplasm of body of pancreas
- C25.2 Malignant neoplasm of tail of pancreas
- C25.3 Malignant neoplasm of pancreatic duct
- C25.4 Malignant neoplasm of endocrine pancreas
- C25.7 Malignant neoplasm of other parts of pancreas
- C25.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of pancreas
- C25.9 Malignant neoplasm of pancreas, unspecified