Pancreatic Cancer Intratumoral Chemotherapy
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Intratumoral Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer
Intratumoral chemotherapy is an innovative pancreatic cancer treatment being offered at CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center (Southwestern).
In this procedure, our doctors use endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) to reach the pancreas and inject chemotherapy directly into the pancreatic tumor. The goal is to shrink the tumor, reduce pain and prevent recurrence.
Intratumoral chemotherapy treatment is administered once a week for four weeks with a CT scan completed before the first treatment and after the final one to gauge results.
Pancreatic intratumoral chemotherapy is an adjuvant treatment, so it is given in addition to other pancreatic cancer treatments.
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