06/06/2019, Delhi: Pancreatic cancer is one of the toughest forms of cancer as it has the lowest survival rate of all cancers – just 3-6% of those diagnosed survive for five years. As it has no such early symptoms, it becomes difficult to detect until cancer has metastasized.

Now, what is the pancreas? And why the organ is so important for survival? The pancreas is a small flatten leaf-like structure attached to the human digestive system near the junction of the stomach and small intestine. This is a vital glandular structure consist of both exocrine and endocrine glands and performs two main functions – digestion and blood sugar regulation. In the case of pancreatic cancer, the normal cells in the pancreas begin to grow uncontrollably which hampers the normal digestive enzyme and hormone secretion through the pancreas.

In the early stage, pancreatic cancer often does not cause any specific symptoms and that leads to the spreading of cancer to other internal organs, such as the liver, lungs, or the peritoneum. The oncologists decide the mode to treatment depending upon the size and location of the tumor, whether cancer has spread, and the person's overall health. In the case of early detection, pancreatic cancer surgery followed with chemotherapy or radiotherapy can help the patient to have a disease free life.

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in India is conducted in many ways depending on the location and size of the cancerous tumor within the pancreas. Such as

Whipple procedure: If the cancer is still confined to the widest part of the pancreas, the surgeon may remove the head of the pancreas and part of the small intestine, bile duct, and stomach and then the digestive tract and biliary system reconnected.

Distal pancreatectomy: In this process, the surgeons remove the tail and body of the pancreas, as well as the spleen.

Total pancreatectomy: Here the surgeons remove the complete pancreas along with common bile duct, gallbladder, spleen, a section of small intestine and stomach.



About Forerunners Healthcare: Forerunners Healthcare is one of the pioneer medical tourism companies in India focused on tailoring medical treatment packages as per the specific needs of the patients around the globe. They also have a team of experienced service industry consultants to provide professional assistance to satisfy the patients and their family members with the ultimate treatment facilities and other assistance during their stay in India. They have a network of the best and the most skilled surgeons in the country specializing in different types of cancer treatment.

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