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Treatment Options for Pancreatic Cancer

How Treatments Are Selected

Specific treatment for pancreatic cancer will be determined by your doctor based on:

Depending upon the type and stage, pancreatic cancer may be treated with surgical or non-surgical treatments. Long-term prognosis for individuals with pancreatic cancer depends on the size and type of the tumor, lymph node involvement, and degree of metastases (spreading) at the time of diagnosis.

Surgical Treatments

Surgery may be necessary to remove the tumor—a section or entire pancreas and/or the small intestine. The type of surgery depends on the stage of the cancer, the location and size of the tumor, and the person's health. There are several types of surgery for pancreatic cancer.

Non-Surgical Treatments

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