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Treating cancer of the pancreas - what are the options?

Posted Apr 04 2012 10:22am

Pancreatic cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. is generally regarded as being particularly dangerous with a poor prognosisAn assessment of the likely progress of a condition.. The first question anybody asks is - can it be cured?

This question was therefore put to the Royal Free Hospital pancreaticRelating to the pancreas. cancer specialist surgeon, Mr Giuseppe Kito Fusai . As ever, the answer is never as easy as we would perhaps like as it often depends on how advanced the disease is as well as how much it has spread i.e. is it operable?

There are a number of treatment options, that will include Cyberknife® in some cases. As ever it is the role of the multidisciplinaryRelating to a group of healthcare professionals with different areas of specialisation. team (MDT) to asses each case. However, Mr Fusai provides a straightforward account and explains how a successful outcome for treating this form of cancer is less about new drugs or radiationEnergy in the form of waves or particles, including radio waves, X-rays and gamma rays. techniques and is more about surgical skill. Click here to read more .

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