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I would want to take this opportunity, as a general surgeon employed by Medicana Hospitals, to draw attention to the specialist care and therapies we provide for patients with pancreatic cancer.

The pancreas is a crucial organ that produces hormones and digestive enzymes, and pancreatic cancer is a dangerous disorder that affects this vital organ. Early diagnosis is essential for successful treatment and management, and at Medicana, our team of skilled oncologists, radiologists, and surgeons collaborate to offer our patients all-encompassing care.

Our group of skilled surgeons removes dangerous tumors while preserving as much healthy tissue as is feasible by utilizing the most recent surgical methods and equipment, such as minimally invasive laparoscopic treatments. We provide alternate treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or palliative care, for patients who are not candidates for surgical treatment to manage symptoms and enhance their quality of life.

At Medicana, we are aware of the overwhelming nature of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis for patients and their families. Because of this, every step of the road, our kind and committed team offers emotional support and direction. Our objective is to support patients in feeling knowledgeable, secure, and in control of their treatment process.

Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

I treat a lot of patients who are worried about pancreatic cancer as a general surgeon. An essential organ, the pancreas makes hormones that control blood sugar levels and digestive enzymes that help in food digestion. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer frequently do not manifest until the condition has advanced, making a diagnosis challenging. However, some typical signs include nausea, exhaustion, weight loss, jaundice, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain.

I frequently request a variety of tests and treatments to help evaluate the presence of cancer and its extent to diagnose pancreatic cancer. Standard tests consist of:

•Blood Tests: Blood tests are performed to look for high pancreatic enzyme levels, which may indicate cancer.

• Imaging Tests: To help identify any problematic growths, imaging tests, including CT scans, MRI scans, and PET scans, are utilized to produce detailed images of the pancreas and adjacent organs.

• Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS): This test combines ultrasound and an endoscope to provide a close-up image of the pancreas.

• Biopsy: If a worrisome growth is found, I could carry out a biopsy to take a tiny tissue sample for additional examination.

Early detection of pancreatic cancer is crucial to improving the likelihood of a successful course of treatment. I advise you to consider with your doctor whether these diagnostic tests suit you if you have symptoms or are worried about your risk.

Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Depending on the location and stage of the cancer, the patient's general health, and personal preferences, there are several treatment options available for pancreatic cancer.

Surgery

Early-stage pancreatic cancer is frequently treated primarily with surgery, which can remove all or part of the pancreas. The location and severity of the malignancy will determine the best technique to carry out this treatment, also known as a pancreatectomy.

I am a general surgeon at Medicana Health Group, focusing on various surgical techniques for pancreatic cancer treatment. For individuals with pancreatic cancer, surgery is frequently a crucial part of the therapy regimen. Surgery to remove the malignant tissue can cure a patient in some circumstances or improve their prognosis and quality of life.

Various surgical techniques that can be used to treat pancreatic cancer

The most typical surgical treatment for pancreatic cancer is a pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple Procedure), which entails the removal of the pancreatic head, the duodenum, the gallbladder, and the bile duct.

• Distal Pancreatectomy: This surgery is used when the pancreas' body or tail is affected by malignancy. If necessary, the spleen and the area of the pancreas affected by the cancer are also removed.

• Total pancreatectomy: Patients with advanced, widely disseminated pancreatic cancer or those with specific diseases like chronic pancreatitis frequently undergo this treatment, which entails the removal of the entire pancreas.

Our team of talented and knowledgeable general surgeons at Medicana Health Group collaborates closely with other specialists, such as oncologists and radiologists, to choose the best surgical course for each patient. We strive to deliver the finest outcomes and the highest caliber of treatment for our patients.

Before or after surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy may occasionally be used to reduce the tumor and raise the likelihood of a successful procedure. These treatments, which can be given separately or in combination, are specifically designed to meet the needs of each patient.

Chemotherapy and targeted therapy are frequently the main treatments for advanced pancreatic cancer. While symptom reduction and cancer development are benefits of these drugs, they do not treat the illness. Radiation therapy or palliative surgery may also be performed in some circumstances to treat symptoms and enhance quality of life.

Regardless of the stage or kind of pancreatic cancer a patient has, my staff and I collaborate closely with them to create a specialized treatment strategy that considers their particular requirements and objectives. I am here to provide professional care and support for your journey, whether you seek surgical intervention, chemotherapy, or other treatment.

If you or a loved one has received a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, we invite you to contact Medicana Hospitals to learn more about our world-class care and therapies. Our phone number is +90 850 460 1010, and our email address is [email protected]. We're eager to support you while you pursue recovery.

Created at 11.10.2023 06:20
Updated at 21.05.2024 10:35
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