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Medical Reference Related to Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Changes to This Summary (06 / 29 / 2012)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Editorial changes were made to this summary.This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  2. Insulinoma

    STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Single lesion in head of pancreas or single lesion less than 1.0 cm in tail of pancreas: Enucleation,if feasible. Single lesion in body/tail greater than 1.0 cm: Distal pancreatectomy. Multiple lesions: occur in 10%,suspect multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 1 (MEN-1): Resect body and tail. Metastatic lesions-lymph nodes or distant sites: Resect when ...

  3. Changes to This Summary (02 / 14 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.General Information About Pancreatic CancerUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  4. About This PDQ Summary

    PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about the treatment of islet cell tumors. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions. REVIEWERS AND UPDATES ...

  5. Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer

    Chemotherapy occasionally produces objective antitumor response,but the low percentage of significant responses and lack of survival advantage warrant use of therapies under evaluation.[ 1 ] STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Chemotherapy (fluorouracil [ 2 ] or gemcitabine [ 3,4,5 ]). Palliative surgical bypass procedures,endoscopic or radiologically placed stents.[ 6,7 ] Palliative radiation ...

  6. Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials

    Some patients with pancreatic cancer are reluctant to take part in clinical trials for fear of getting no treatment at all for their pancreatic cancer. This is simply not true.

  7. Pancreatic Cancer

    Learn about pancreatic cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

    WebMD explains the treatment for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, or NETs, which are rare but can be cancerous.

  9. Topic Overview

    If you have pancreatic islet cell surgery because of type 1 diabetes,a surgeon will insert a small group of working pancreas cells (islet cells) from two or more donors through the portal vein in your liver. After surgery,these cells slowly begin producing insulin. When the cells produce enough insulin to stabilize your blood sugar,you may no longer need insulin injections. Although this ...

  10. Whipple Procedure

    WebMD discusses the effectiveness of the Whipple procedure for those with pancreatic cancer.

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