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How to treat a slow-growing, malignant, pancreatic tumor?

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Depends

The type of cancer in the pancreas will dictate the types of treatments available and the outcomes.
Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas and neuroendocrine tumors are considered slow growing. If all disease can be removed, surgery is the best option.

In brief: Depends

The type of cancer in the pancreas will dictate the types of treatments available and the outcomes.
Cystic neoplasms of the pancreas and neuroendocrine tumors are considered slow growing. If all disease can be removed, surgery is the best option.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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In brief: Depends

On the identity of the malignancy, e.
g. Adenocarinoma, neuroendocrine , location and distribution. If it can be removed, surgery. Recommend evaluation by an experienced surgical or medical oncologist, preferably as a team.

In brief: Depends

On the identity of the malignancy, e.
g. Adenocarinoma, neuroendocrine , location and distribution. If it can be removed, surgery. Recommend evaluation by an experienced surgical or medical oncologist, preferably as a team.
Dr. Benjamin Kim
Dr. Benjamin Kim
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Dr. Vasthi Wilson
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Surgery, chemoRT

If disease limited to abdomen (not spread) then surgical removal if possible (whipple), which could be followed by chemo and/or radiation therapy (depending on pathologic findings).
If surgical removal not possible, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Radiation would be to abdomen. Chemo options include 5-fu based and/or gemzar (gemcitabine).

In brief: Surgery, chemoRT

If disease limited to abdomen (not spread) then surgical removal if possible (whipple), which could be followed by chemo and/or radiation therapy (depending on pathologic findings).
If surgical removal not possible, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Radiation would be to abdomen. Chemo options include 5-fu based and/or gemzar (gemcitabine).
Dr. Vasthi Wilson
Dr. Vasthi Wilson
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