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Radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer

radiation therapy

Radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer

Since the pancreas is hidden behind other organs, such as the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, spleen and bile ducts, radiation treatment requires accuracy and precision. We offer targeted radiation treatments for pancreatic cancer.

With advanced radiation therapy delivery systems and daily image guidance, our radiation oncologists are better able to target difficult-to-reach tumors in the pancreas. Also, our radiation oncologists can direct higher radiation doses at pancreatic cancer cells, while reducing exposure to normal, healthy pancreatic tissue.

For treating pancreatic cancer, radiation therapy is often given concurrently with chemotherapy—an approach called chemoradiation.