Pancreas Cancer Treatment
Studies have indicated a pancreatic polypeptide is frequently secreted by pancreatic endocrine tumors and is considered a sign for such tumors. Blood clots are strongly linked with pancreatic cancer and can be the initial symptom of the disease.
Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer depends on a number of factors. Among these are the type, size, and extent of the tumor as well as the patient's age and general health. Pancreas cancer is often very difficult to treat, because it's often discovered too late. Cancer of the pancreas is curable only when it is found in its earliest stages, before it has spread.
Pancreatic cancer is treated with surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. There are three types of curative surgeries that are commonly done to treat pancreatic cancer:
- Pancreatoduodenectomy (Whipple Procedure)
- Distal pancreatectomy
- Total pancreatectomy
Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells. The drugs enter the bloodstream and travel through the body. Chemotherapy is usually given in cycles; a treatment period followed by a recovery period, then another treatment period, and so on.
Cancers of endocrine pancreas are sometimes minor and no treatment is necessary. However, they can provoke serious hormonal disorder that has to be treated.
Technology used for Treating Pancreatic Cancer
Similar to all cancers, treatment for pancreatic cancer uses latest technologies. Advanced technology has made it possible both to detect pancreas cancer earlier and devise the best treatment options. Multiple imaging tools, including intravenous pyelogram (IVP), ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), provide very detailed images of the pancreas, uncovering masses and allowing physicians to precisely tailor treatment options and recommendations.
Once doctors establish the diagnosis, further tests are performed, including the following:
The oncology clinic is comprised of physicians dedicated to treating pancreatic cancer and metastases to the system with the latest technology. Because our physicians are specialists in oncology, hematology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and pancreatic cancer treatment, you can rest assured you’re receiving the best care available. We work with specialists in other areas of care when necessary to give you a comprehensive approach to treatment of pancreatic cancer. OMEGA offers the latest and most advanced cancer treatments in India.
Apart from doctors, we have radiologists who specialize in Imaging, Neuroradiology, PET CT, Abdominal Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging We are uniquely positioned to make the tremendous power of these technologies work towards giving you the best cancer treatment.