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Pancreatic cancer, adult

Pancreatic cancer, adult: Introduction

Pancreatic cancer, adult: Cancer that develops in the tissues of the pancreas. The pancreas produces digestive juices and certain hormones such as insulin that regulate sugar levels in the body and tumors can in some cases causes excessive hormone secretion. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pancreatic cancer, adult is available below.

Symptoms of Pancreatic cancer, adult

Treatments for Pancreatic cancer, adult

  • Treatment of pancreatic cancer is often palliative as patients usually present with advance disease. Surgery is the only curative option, and feasibility depends upon the size of the tumor and fitness of the patient. Treatments include:
  • Surgery - usually to remove part of the pancreas, but occasionally a total pancreatectomy is performed
  • Chemotherapy - In combination with surgery or as a palliative treatment to increase meaningful survival
  • Radiotherapy - used in combination with surgery
  • more treatments...»

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