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Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

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Best hospitals and doctors for pancreatic cancer treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
 from  955
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
 from  16320
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
 from  12540

Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Sleep Medicine

The Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes. The hospital offers services in the field
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
3088 help2588
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
31500 help24000
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
6694 help5694

University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology

The University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Dusseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care w
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
2322
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
22507
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
8019

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
2016
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
26968
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
26615

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
2178
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
26608
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
7350

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
1279 help955
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
15048 help12540
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
3954 help3295

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Gastroenterology (Medical Department I)

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf annually treats about 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatien
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
2793
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
22570
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
9669

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe. With more than 100 c
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
3114
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
41240
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
22486

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden provides top-class medical care. As the Hospital of maximum care, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The University Hospital includes departments and polyclinics, interdisiciplinary centers and institutes, which maintain tight cooperation with clinical and theoreti
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
2685
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
34979
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
9428

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Medicine II (Department of Hematology, Oncology, Gastroenterology and Rheumatology)

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people. The patients from far more distant regions and from
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
1726
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
22999
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
6382

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Medicine

With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. The University Hospital RWTH Aachen is included in t
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
2330
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
28722
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
28819

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this techni
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
0
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
0
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
0

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinology and Diabetology

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
2208
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
29022
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
7755

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Allergology and Endocrinology

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year. The main objective of 32 specia
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
3000
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
24753
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
6876

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology and Pneumology

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. As the largest provider of health care services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, the University Hospital has a wide range of specialized departments and institutions and ensures top-class m
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
1876
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
22892
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
6882

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Infectiology

The University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the advanced international level. As a maximum care hospital, the UKGM covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology up to trauma surgery and dentistry. The hospital is mainly focu
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
1765
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
0.00
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
22608

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology

Founded in 1834, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine, thanks to which it belongs to Germany's leading hospitals. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdisciplinary centers, in which patients are provided with f
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
2253
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
28980
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
28937

About the disease

Pancreatic cancer develops in the pancreas, which is located behind the stomach. The pancreas is responsible for the production and secretion of endocrine and exocrine substances and for regulating digestion. Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of pancreatic cancer, accounting approximately for 85% of all pancreatic cancers. Adenocarcinomas usually form within the pancreas and can spread to other organs if not diagnosed early on.

Although the exact cause has not been identified, such factors as alcoholism, smoking and excessive consumption of grilled and red meat are thought to increase the likelihood of developing pancreatic cancer. It should be noted that more than 94% of pancreatic cancer patients have been found to have a gene abnormality that has not been noticed in any other form of cancer. It is highly likely that genetic research will play a vital role in creating new measures for diagnosing pancreatic cancer earlier and thereby improving the survival rate. Until then, people with a mutation of gene p53 are required to be examined regularly in order to avoid any risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

Symptoms

  • Abdominal pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Yellow skin
  • Diarrhea
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Loss of appetite

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer usually presents some difficulty, as this type of cancer has similar symptoms to jaundice and diabetes mellitus. Doctors mostly use instrumental studies to determine whether their diagnosis is correct.

  • An ultrasound examination of the pancreas can determine whether it has become enlarged or has developed any abnormalities in its anatomical structure.
  • An X-ray examination can determine whether the cancer has spread from the pancreas to any other organs.
  • An endoscopy, whereby the pancreas is examined through an endoscope, creates a more precise image of the organ than the ultrasound does.
  • A biopsy of malignant tissue can determine the type of the cancer and the dynamics of its progression. 

Treatment

  • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are used in combination to kill as many malignant cells as possible. Radiotherapy is usually efficient in shrinking the cancer, while chemotherapy can reduce the amount of malignant cells and prevent them from metastasizing further. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are commonly used before surgery so that less tissue needs to be resected.
  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) and bougienage are techniques that are used if a patient has stenosis in the passages of the pancreas. The surgeon will insert a bougie – a special cylinder – into the passageway to widen it. This procedure is mostly used to improve the patient’s ability to digest food.
  • Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) is a complex surgical technique whereby the surgeon resects the head of the pancreas and part of the small intestine, stomach and nearby lymph nodes. After this the surgeon connects the remaining section of the pancreas with the stomach and intestines, thereby restoring the patient’s digestive function and enabling the pancreas to resume its hormone secretion function. This procedure can be used if cancer has not spread to any other organs and has not ruined the pancreas beyond repair.
  • Segmental pancreas resection is performed if the exact location of the cancer has been determined and if it can be segmentally resected while preserving the remaining parts of the pancreas.

 

Author: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova

 




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