Pancreatic cancer

Introduction

Introduction

The first step in controlling pancreas cancer is confirming if the disease is local or has spread.

Our fundamental objective at iTAcC is to administer an individualized treatment in order to obtain the highest percentage of success in each patient.

Surgery is the most efficient therapeutic option in cases in which the tumor can be removed.

The radiosurgery or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with Truebeam-STX offers an elevated percentage of local control of the disease

The pancreas is a gland located in the abdomen with a dual function; firstly as an endocrine function producing hormones that regulate the metabolism of carbohydrates (insulin and glucagon) and secondly, as a producer of a number of very important enzymes in food digestion.

There are various types of tumors of the pancreas. The most common is adenocarcinoma, a fast-growing tumor that rarely is diagnosed in its early stages and with an unknown cause. Tumors that arise from cells that produce hormones are much less common and they are called endocrine tumors.