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    1. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Treatment Overview

      Even if treatment doesn't usually cure the cancer, it may help you live longer and feel better. The most common treatments include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Often a combination of these treatments is used.SurgerySurgery will be done to remove the tumor if possible. But most of the time the cancer has already spread so far that not all of it can be removed.If surgery can remove all of the cancer, it can help you live longer. But even with successful surgery, the cancer often comes back.If you are told that your cancer has spread too much for surgery, you may want to get a second opinion from a pancreatic cancer surgeon.Surgery for pancreatic cancer includes: Whipple procedure. This is the most common surgery for pancreatic cancer. The surgeon may remove part of the pancreas, part of the stomach, part of the small intestine, and the gallbladder and common bile duct. Distal pancreatectomy. The surgeon may remove part of the pancreas and the spleen. Total pancreatectomy. The

    2. Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer - Topic Overview

      Cryosurgery freezes the prostate gland to kill prostate cancer. It is sometimes a choice for treating early prostate cancer. Cryosurgery may also be used for treating prostate cancer that has come back. But more research is needed before experts can say that it is a top treatment choice. For cryosurgery,a number of probes or needles are stuck through the skin into the prostate gland. ...

    3. Pancreatic Cancer Diet and Prevention

      WebMD looks at ways you can improve your health and decrease your risk of getting pancreatic cancer. Learn about lifestyle changes and more.

    4. Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

      WebMD examines the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer, including abdominal pain, weight loss, jaundice, and more.

    5. Pancreatic Cancer Causes and Risk Factors

      Are you at risk for pancreatic cancer? Learn more from the experts at WebMD.

    6. Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis and Early Detection

      WebMD explains how pancreatic cancer is diagnosed and if there is a way to detect it early.

    7. Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pancreatic Cancer

      WebMD provides you with questions to ask your doctor if you've been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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