Quiz: Introduction to Pancreatic & Biliary Tract Cancers

  1. Bile ducts are tubes that take bile from the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine to aid in digestion.
  2. Juices produced by the pancreas help break down the food and regulate how the body stores and uses food.
  3. Hepatobiliary cancers refer to cancers of the biliary tract that occur in the bile ducts.
  4. In the United States, an estimated 20,000 new cases of pancreas, liver, and biliary tract cancers are diagnosed annually.
  5. If the pancreatic cancer has spread to local vital structures and blood vessels, the tumor is not removed.
  6. Cancer cells adrift in the bloodstream are likely to end up in one of the liver lobules, which is why the liver is one of the most frequent sites of metastatic cancer.
  7. There are more occurrencs of primary liver cancer in other parts of the world than the United States.
  8. One of the causes of gallbladder cancer is definitely gallstone because 70 to 90 percent of those with the disease have a history of gallstones.
  9. People who are 20 years old are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than people who are 70 years old.
  10. In most pancreatic cancer cases, jaundice will occur as one of the signs and symptoms.