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Pancreatic Cancer: Treament of the Disease

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Cost for treatment

Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
 from  950
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
 from  22275
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
 from  12629

Memorial Bahcelievler Hospital Istanbul

9.2/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology

The Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital Istanbul is an advanced multidisciplinary medical center that began its clinical practice in 2018. It is part of the world famous Memorial Healthcare Group. The hospital was designed in accordance with the very latest standards of modern architecture with the aim of providing top-class m
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
1645
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
20827
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
7461

University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
3722
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
31407
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
14449

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
3724
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
38901
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
37722

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
3448
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
37159
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
35691

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
950
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
12629
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
4404

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
4400
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
33653
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
12576

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
3126
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
31899
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
12041

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
0
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
0
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
0

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
3608
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
37922
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
13991

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
4085
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
43879
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
16258

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
4193
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
31470
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
16563

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
4514
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
52560
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
31386

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Care

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
3730
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
38945
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
37719

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
3719
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
31545
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
14382

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
3276
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
31792
Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with ERCP and biopsy under CT
12543

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Infectology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics
3165
Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy)
32489
Treatment of pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
31508

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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