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How is chemotherapy or radiation therapy used to treat resectable pancreatic cancer?

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  • Chemotherapy or radiation therapy (or both) can also be used in conjunction with surgery for resectable and unresectable pancreatic cancer in order to: Shrink pancreatic cancer before surgery, improving the chances of resection
  • Prevent or delay pancreatic cancer from returning after surgery

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Pancreatic Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

Gunturu, KS. , March 2013. Med Oncol

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 26, 2020

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Pancreatic Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

Gunturu, KS. , March 2013. Med Oncol

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 26, 2020

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