Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis
If pancreatic cancer is suspected, your doctor will take a thorough medical history and perform a physical exam to look for any suspicious masses or swelling. If needed, your doctor may recommend several tests to diagnose or rule out the disease.
Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostic Options Include:
- CT scan
- Endoscopic ultrasonography
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
- PET scan
Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
It is often difficult to diagnose pancreatic cancer in its early stages; thus many people are diagnosed at advanced stages. This makes multi-disciplinary treatment essential.
Our multi-disciplinary team offers many techniques and treatments for pancreatic cancer, including:
- Surgical resection
- Radiofrequency or microwave ablation
- External beam radiation and radioembolization
- Endoscopic bile duct stenting
Roper St. Francis Cancer Care provides access to the latest and most innovative clinical trials in all aspects of evaluation and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
The cancer care process can feel confusing and overwhelming at times – often involving physical, financial and emotional challenges for you and your family. From diagnosis to survivorship, we have numerous resources available to support you during your treatment experience.