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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Plenty of Rx: But only total removal works. Panc resides in a critical area, if ca invades important vessels removal unlikely. Potential to remove improved with che ... Read More
Dr. Debashish Bose
19 years experience General Surgery
Details: The latest, best chemotherapy regimen for metastatic disease is folfirinox, a combination regimen, which outperformed gemcitabine alone. Another optio ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many possibilities: Unfortunately, conventional therapy has poor success. Alternative therapies are controversial but are worth considering- see www.Cancertutor.Com for a ... Read More
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Dr. Glenn Toth
30 years experience Family Medicine
ALA and LDN: Intravenous Alpha lipoic acid and oral low dose Naltrexone have shown some promise in anecdotal reports by dr. Berkson. Intravenous vitamin C has als ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Some new chemo: There have been recent presentations at the 2013 asco meeting that have examined combination therapy with Abraxane + gemcitabine that demonstrated tha ... Read More
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Cyberknife: Aggressive local treatment in addition to chemotherapy has offered good palliation of the symptoms and improvement of local control. Use of cyberknife ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What is natural/: Chinese therapy? I am not aware of any controlled clinical trials assessing the efficacy of "natural/chinese therapy", therefore I am not able to pro ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not available: Gene therapy for cancers, including pancreatic cancer is not in common use. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gene-therapy ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There are likely a number of cancer centers using it. Here is the webpage for The Cancer Treatment Centers of America discussing the use of the DaVinc ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on location: Pancreas is a fish-shaped organ with its head tucked into the duodenum (c-shaped beginning of small intestine coming off stomach). If tumor blocks bi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Highly variable: Each person is different. Much of the early stage of pancreas cancer has no symptoms. May have gradual onset of lack or appetite and gradual weight lo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Treatment for : Pancreatic cancer is the same for other GI cancers: surgery when feasible, chemo, and radiation therapy. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancers are somet ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Biopsy: Pathology gives the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, typically a needle guided biopsy of the pancreatic mass seen at the time of endoscopy a ct-guide ... Read More

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