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A 46-year-old member asked:

How to cure pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Treatment for : Pancreatic cancer is the same for other GI cancers: surgery when feasible, chemo, and radiation therapy. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancers are sometimes not found until it reaches advanced stage, making curative treatment less likely than other cancers. Depending on stage, it may not be curable.
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Well: To cure it is basically not possible. If caught in time and surgery possible i would recommend it. But even with surgery very few people will live beyond 5 years form the diagnosis. The problem is that in majority of cases is not diagnosed in time and in those cases survival is from few months to 2 years.
Dr. Patrick Linson
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Surgery is Key: The best option for cure is surgery. About 20% of patients with pancreatic cancer are candidates for surgery. The surgery is pancreaticoduodenectomy, also called a Whipple procedure. It usually involves removing. 1. The head of the pancreas 2. A part of the duodenum 3. A of a portion of the common bile duct 4. The gall bladder 5. In many instances a portion of the stomach

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Are their any natural cures for pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
No: The only cure for cancer of the pancreas is surgery followed by adjuvant therapy of chemo or chemo and radiation.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

Can pancreatic cancer be cured with radiation?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Maybe - adjuvant: Pancreas cancer is basically divided into 1) resectable (by surgery) 2) borderline resectable 3) metastatic (spread distantly). Radiation may be used after surgical resection as adjuvant therapy to help local control to prevent relapse. Radiation may also be used alone or with chemo to "downstage" or shrink the tumor to allow surgery. In general, radiation therapy by itself it likely not curative.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Radiation therapy is more effective for symptoms control such as pain or obstruction. Newer research data suggests less of a role for radiation after surgery too.
Jan 11, 2012
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Some promissing data is emerging from the role of radiosurgery in addition to other modalities discribed above. In general this is a micrometastatic disease very early on . We don't have a great handle on this disease, as shown by the poor survival.
Jan 17, 2012
A 43-year-old member asked:

How to cure pancreatic cancer at stage 4?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Doesnt exist: After failing chemo which all pancreatic malignancies do, a newer approach is using monoclonal antibodies targeting an immunogenic protein, a post translational modification of MUC5ac, to bring the tumor under control. With the proper dosage, added chemo and later the radiolabelled Alpha emitter given sequentially, better results are anticipated.

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