Duration of Treatmentusually takes 5 to 8 hours.

Days of StayUsually 7- 8 days at the hospital and 15 to 20 days outside the hospital

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Pancreas Cancer?

The pancreas organ is located behind the stomach and aid digestion and hormones that help manage the metabolism of sugars. Pancreatic cancer frequently detected late and spreads rapidly to nearby different parts of the body.

The pancreas has 2 main types of cells:

  1. Exocrine cells
  2. Endocrine cells

Pancreatic cancer symptoms include:

  • Dark Urine & Light stool colour
  • Abdominal pain & back pain
  • Weight loss
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Blood clots
  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice

Pancreatic cancer risk factor includes:

  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Older age
  • Family history
  • Smoking
  • Genetic disorder
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

Doctors’ advice some investigation ( CT scans, MRI, PET scans, an endoscopic ultrasound and biopsy ) to look for early pancreatic cancer. To know pancreatic cancer at its earliest stage provides the greatest chance for a pancreatic cancer are Stage I to stage IV. 

Treatment of a colon cancer is followed by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or all.

  • Surgery. In surgery, the surgeon will remove the pancreas and nearby small intestine, lymph nodes around the pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder and sometimes part of the stomach are also removed. Two types of surgery can be used for pancreatic cancer: Potentially curative surgery, Palliative surgery.
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy helps to surgery and radiation therapy to help spread beyond the pancreas and shrink a tumour. It can be given before or after pancreatic surgery.
  • Radiation therapy. Radiation can be given after surgery to help in destroy pancreatic cancer cells (most common - exocrine pancreatic cancers) and delay tumour growth. The patient may need three to five sessions per week for 3 to 6 weeks, depending on cancer.  There are some types of Radiation therapy uses intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to kill cancer.

Patients need to follow with a routine investigation like blood tests including the CEA (if it was elevated before surgery) tumour marker every three months for the first two years and colonoscopy should be every 5 years. Diet and physical activity should be following.

Survival rates for any cancer depend on stage, types and age of the patient.

 Stage of pancreatic  cancer

55-year survival rate

Stage 0

low risk

Stage I

61%

Stage II

52%

Stage III

41%

Stage IV

16%

 

  • Are you a board-certified surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform pancreatic cancer surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this pancreatic cancer procedure?
  • What is the stage of my cancer?
  • What are side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my treatment?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of pancreatic cancer surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of pancreatic cancer surgery?
  • How will long time take for pancreatic cancer treatment?
  • How should I prepare for this surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of pancreatic surgery?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the pancreatic surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

 

 

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PANCREATIC CANCER

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 5 to 8 hours.

Days of StayUsually 7- 8 days at the hospital and 15 to 20 days outside the hospital

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Pancreas Cancer?

The pancreas organ is located behind the stomach and aid digestion and hormones that help manage the metabolism of sugars. Pancreatic cancer frequently detected late and spreads rapidly to nearby different parts of the body.

The pancreas has 2 main types of cells:

  1. Exocrine cells
  2. Endocrine cells

symptoms

Pancreatic cancer symptoms include:

  • Dark Urine & Light stool colour
  • Abdominal pain & back pain
  • Weight loss
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Blood clots
  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice

risk factors

Pancreatic cancer risk factor includes:

  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Older age
  • Family history
  • Smoking
  • Genetic disorder
  • Liver Cirrhosis

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

procedure

Doctors’ advice some investigation ( CT scans, MRI, PET scans, an endoscopic ultrasound and biopsy ) to look for early pancreatic cancer. To know pancreatic cancer at its earliest stage provides the greatest chance for a pancreatic cancer are Stage I to stage IV. 

Treatment of a colon cancer is followed by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or all.

  • Surgery. In surgery, the surgeon will remove the pancreas and nearby small intestine, lymph nodes around the pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder and sometimes part of the stomach are also removed. Two types of surgery can be used for pancreatic cancer: Potentially curative surgery, Palliative surgery.
  • Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy helps to surgery and radiation therapy to help spread beyond the pancreas and shrink a tumour. It can be given before or after pancreatic surgery.
  • Radiation therapy. Radiation can be given after surgery to help in destroy pancreatic cancer cells (most common - exocrine pancreatic cancers) and delay tumour growth. The patient may need three to five sessions per week for 3 to 6 weeks, depending on cancer.  There are some types of Radiation therapy uses intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to kill cancer.

post procedure

Patients need to follow with a routine investigation like blood tests including the CEA (if it was elevated before surgery) tumour marker every three months for the first two years and colonoscopy should be every 5 years. Diet and physical activity should be following.

success rate

Survival rates for any cancer depend on stage, types and age of the patient.

 Stage of pancreatic  cancer

55-year survival rate

Stage 0

low risk

Stage I

61%

Stage II

52%

Stage III

41%

Stage IV

16%

 

faqs from doctor

  • Are you a board-certified surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform pancreatic cancer surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this pancreatic cancer procedure?
  • What is the stage of my cancer?
  • What are side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my treatment?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of pancreatic cancer surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of pancreatic cancer surgery?
  • How will long time take for pancreatic cancer treatment?
  • How should I prepare for this surgery?
  • How long I have to stay in the hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of pancreatic surgery?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the pancreatic surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

 

 

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