What are the treatments for Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer treatment

If you’ve been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, your cancer care team will discuss your treatment options with you. It’s important that you think carefully about your choices. You will want to weigh the benefits of each treatment option against the possible risks and side effects.

Which treatments are used for pancreatic cancer?

Depending on the type and stage of the cancer and other factors, treatment options for people with pancreatic cancer can include:

 

Pain control is also an important part of treatment for many patients.

Sometimes, the best option might include more than one type of treatment. To learn about the most common approaches to treating these cancers, see Treating pancreatic cancer, based on the extent of the cancer.

For pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), treatment options might include surgery, ablation or embolization treatments, radiation therapy, or different types of medicines. For more on how these tumors are treated, see Treating pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, based on the extent of the tumor.

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