How we treat pancreatic cancer
In its early stages, pancreatic cancer can be treated effectively with surgery. For patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, surgery can still be useful for relieving pain, restoring function and improving survival rates.
At City of Hope, we have one of the most experienced pancreatic surgery teams in the U.S. Our surgeons have performed thousands of procedures, and we frequently treat patients whose tumors are considered inoperable at other facilities. We also work continuously to improve the effectiveness and reduce complications of pancreatic cancer surgery, and we are at the forefront of developing minimally-invasive procedures.