Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer
Surgical Procedures: Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic carcinoma is a form of cancer that affects the pancreas, the pear shaped gland that is situated between the stomach and spine. Surgery is often used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. This article details the different types of surgeries that can be used.
Surgical Procedures: Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Carcinoma
Pancreatic carcinoma is a form of cancer that affects the pancreas, the pear shaped gland that is situated between the stomach and spine. In some cases, a pancreatectomy is part of the treatment for pancreatic cancer. There are two different types which are detailed in this article.
Surgical Procedures: Whipple Procedure (Pancreaticoduodenectomy)
A Whipple can be done for several diseases including cancer of the pancreatic head, duodenum, ampulla, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, cholangiocarcinoma and some benign conditions. This article details what a Whipple procedure is, the types, and how to care for yourself at home.
Celiac Plexus Block
A celiac plexus block is a procedure used to manage abdominal pain caused by pressure or irritation of the celiac plexus.