A patient's treatment plan depends on the stage of the disease, as well as the patient's general health and additional factors. It is important to understand that each person's cancer is slightly different - even if the stages are exactly the same. If you are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you should discuss your treatment options carefully and thoroughly with your physician.
Options for treating pancreatic cancer include:
Choosing the best options will depend on the specific characteristics of the cancer.
John Chabot, MD of the Pancreas Center and surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, discusses when surgery is appropriate for patients with pancreatic cancer as well as the advances made in pancreatic surgical options.
If you or someone you care for is dealing with a pancreatic condition, the Pancreas Center is here for you. Whether you need a diagnosis, treatment, or a second opinion, we have an entire team of experts ready to help.
Call us at (212) 305-9467 or use our online form to get in touch today.
To keep learning about pancreatic cancer:
- Pancreatic Cysts
- Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer
- Endoscopic Treatment for Pancreatic Disease
- Non-Invasive Tests for Pancreatic Cancer
- Palliative Procedures
- Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer
- Whipple Procedure (Pancreaticoduodenectomy)
- Total Pancreatectomy with Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation
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