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General Information - The pancreas is an oblong flattened gland located deep in the abdomen. Most people don't know as much about the pancreas as they do about other parts of their bodies. In fact, this gland is an integral part of the digestive system that often goes unnoticed until problems occur. If you are concerned about pancreas cancer, you will want a lot more information.
The pancreas is a roughly 6-10 inch gland organ located behind the stomach with a narrow tail that extends to the left abdomen next to the spleen. The function of the Pancreas is associated to the function of the spleen.The pancreas produces various chemicals which allow for proper digestion of food. The chemicals help us to digest protein, break down carbohydrates and break down fats into fatty acids and cholesterol.