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Can you tell me if there is any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Effective like...: ...Curative? The answer would be surgery if the patient is fortunate enough to discover it early. Even then there is a good chance that it will come back. Chemo and radiation may control it for a while but very seldom for a long time. No cancer is "good to have" but pancreatic cancer is particularly virulent as a rule. Hope this is not about you.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Are there any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Rarely a Whipple: Only 10 % of patients with pancreatic head ca are candidates for a wipple. Following this procedure the 2 year survival rate is about 10%. A vaccine is now being developed to be given post surgery to prevent this problem of recurrence.
Last updated Mar 19, 2014

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