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Friday, October 28, 2016

Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas — an organ in your abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of your stomach. 

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms: 
  • Upper abdominal pain that may radiate to your back 
  • Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice) 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Weight loss 
  • Depression 
  • Blood clots

Surgery - Surgery may be an option if your pancreatic cancer is confined to the pancreas. Operations used in people with pancreatic cancer include: 
  • Surgery for tumors in the pancreatic head, you may consider an operation called a Whipple procedure (pancreatoduodenectomy). 
  • Surgery for tumors in the pancreatic tail and body is called distal pancreatectomy. Your surgeon may also remove your spleen. Surgery carries a risk of bleeding and infection. 

Radiation Therapy - Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams, such as X-rays, to destroy cancer cells. 
In specialized medical centers, radiation therapy may be delivered during surgery (intraoperative radiation).

Chemotherapy - Chemotherapy uses drugs to help kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy can be injected into a vein or taken orally.  In people with advanced pancreatic cancer, chemotherapy may be used alone or it may be combined with targeted drug therapy.

Targeted Therapy - Targeted therapy uses drugs that attack specific abnormalities within cancer cells. The targeted drug erlotinib (Tarceva) blocks chemicals that signal cancer cells to grow and divide. 

It is hard to live with pancreatic cancer, but your one step can bring you back your happy life. Gastro and Bariatric clinic Chennai has given new hope. Dr Balachandran Premkumar is a distinguished Gastro Surgeon in Chennai with over 12 years experience. They offer various treatment procedures and facilities using latest and advanced technologies in a reasonable cost. They completely focusing on patient’s satisfaction.

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