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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about pancreatic cancer with liver metasis?

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, Endocrine surgery, Minimally invasive surgery 35 years experience
This is not good...: Pancreas cancer is very difficult cancer to treat, mostly because when found, it has already spread to many other areas -- adjacent organs, lymph nodes, liver, lungs, or brain. That makes "early" treatment impossible. Fortunately new medications that can kill pancreas cancer cells (depending on the kind that one has) have helped many people live longer & better, but it is still a bad cancer.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

How is pancreatic cancer with liver metasis treated?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Chemotherapy: Generally chemotherapy. If the cancer has spread to the liver, it probably has also spread to other organs in amounts too small to be seen by even the highest quality scans. Since chemo enters the blood stream, that's why this is the best treatment. After chemo, if there is only 1 or 2 liver spots, sometimes these can ablated (radiation or heat probes).
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