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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

You have pancreatic cancer. We’re here to help.

A pancreatic cancer diagnosis is life-changing. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), we’re here to help you and your loved ones make a more informed treatment decision. We encourage you to explore this area to learn more about the disease, what lies ahead and your treatment options.

Hear inspiring patient stories. Learn how our doctors create a personalized treatment plan for your diagnosis and needs. And if you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of cancer experts. We’re here to help you make sense of it all.

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Learn about pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer develops in the tissues of the pancreas, an organ located behind the lower portion of the stomach. The pancreas aids in digestion, metabolism and insulin production. Cancer may develop in either the exocrine glands or the endocrine glands of the pancreas. About 95 percent of pancreatic cancers begin in the exocrine glands (the cells that produce the enzymes or "digestive juices" that help break down proteins, fats and starches).

Pancreatic cancer diagnostic evaluations

A thorough and accurate cancer diagnosis is the first step in developing your pancreatic cancer treatment plan. Our cancer experts will perform a comprehensive array of diagnostic tests to determine your pancreatic cancer type and stage. During your diagnostic evaluation, you may undergo a number of tests, such as a laparoscopy, chest X-ray or bone scan, to determine if the cancer has grown beyond the pancreas. The test results help us formulate treatment recommendations tailored to you and your needs.

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Pancreatic cancer advanced treatments

Our doctors and clinicians will meet with you to discuss your diagnosis, offering a variety of advanced treatment options and technologies to target pancreatic tumors. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), our cancer experts have experience working exclusively with cancer patients, every stage, every day. Depending on your needs, your pancreatic cancer treatment plan may involve minimally invasive gastroenterology techniques, chemotherapy, interventional radiology and/or other innovative approaches.

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Pancreatic cancer supportive care services

In addition to conventional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation that attack cancer, we use evidence-informed supportive therapies to help manage cancer-related side effects. Our supportive care services are designed to help you maintain your physical, emotional and spiritual wellness before, during and after cancer treatment. Therapies like nutrition therapy, naturopathic medicine, pain management and other supportive care services may be part of your personalized treatment plan, designed to meet your individual needs and help you maintain your quality of life.

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