Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Pancreatic cancer is called pancreatic cancer when the cells that make up the pancreas lose their functions within normal limits and divide uncontrollably and become a tumor. The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach. It produces digestive juices and hormones, including insulin. Pancreatic cancer can cause pain in the upper abdomen, back, or sides. It can also cause jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), weight loss, and fever. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. Only about 8 percent of people with pancreatic cancer survive 5 years or more after diagnosis.

There are two types of pancreatic cancer: exocrine pancreatic cancer and endocrine pancreatic cancer. Exocrine pancreatic cancer is the most common type. It begins in the cells that produce digestive juices.

Pancreatic cancer is a serious disease that often goes unnoticed until it has reached an advanced stage. Pancreatic cancer symptoms aren’t always easy to identify and may vary depending on the location and size of the tumor. Overall, the most common symptoms of pancreatic cancer include: abdominal pain, jaundice, weight loss, nausea, and vomiting. Some patients may also experience diarrhea or constipation.

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in Turkey and kills more people than any other type of cancer. Most pancreatic cancers are diagnosed in people over the age of 60, but the disease can occur at any age. Standard treatment for pancreatic cancer is surgery and can be done with a small incision on the side or with open surgery.

Pancreatic cancer surgery is a complex and serious operation. The pancreas is a large gland located behind the stomach that produces digestive juices and insulin. Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor that begins in the pancreas. The most common treatment for pancreatic cancer is surgery.

The goal of pancreatic cancer surgery is to remove the tumor as completely as possible. However, because the pancreas is critical for digestion and insulin production, it can be difficult to remove the entire tumor without compromising these functions. In some cases, it may be necessary to remove part of the pancreas along with the tumor.

The type of surgery performed depends on the size and location of the tumor, as well as how far it has spread. In the locally advanced stage, where surgical removal of the tumor is not possible, chemoradiotherapy offers the possibility of surgery by reducing the size of the mass.