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UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases


The Clinical arm of the UCLA Center for Pancreatic Diseases is a high-volume multidisciplinary center for patients with pancreatic diseases. Center physicians are experts in pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, duodenal cancer, as well as biliary diseases. Our outcomes are among the best in the United States. Read more about us »

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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which normal cells in the pancreas malfunction and begin to grow uncontrollably.

Symptoms can include:

  • Pain in upper abdomen or upper back
  • Yellow skin and eyes, and dark urine from jaundice
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight loss with no known explanation

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Pancreas Center at UCLA: Evaluation and treatment of patients with pancreatic disease - Los Angeles, California

What is the pancreas?

The pancreas is a long gland that is located deep in the abdomen. It produces insulin and other digestive enzymes that are secreted into the gastrointestinal tract.


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