Cancer of the pancreas is no disease for wimps. Carcinoma of the pancreas is increasing in incidence and ranks as the fourth leading cancer death in the United States. Indeed, this is one of the more deadly diseases, as can be seen by the close similarity of incidence and death statistics for the disease: in the United States in 2006 there were 33 730 new cases of the disease and 32 300 deaths.1
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