The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center

Evaluating My Case

The single most important factor used to determine the best treatment for a patient with pancreatic cancer is the surgical "resectability" of the tumor. Approximately 1 in 5 patients with pancreatic cancer has a tumor that can be removed surgically. The best treatment for these patients is usually surgery. The best treatment for patients whose tumors are not removable surgically is usually medical, and may include chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

The links to the left outline the factors that go into choosing the best treatment for your tumor.