Diagnosing & Treating Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is found in the tissues of the pancreas, an organ behind the lower part of the stomach that produces important hormones and aids in digestion. This type of cancer spreads very quickly, and it is rarely diagnosed in its early stages.
Treatment for pancreatic cancer includes:
If you have recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Williamsport or Wellsboro, and are looking for a team of oncologists that can help you fight your cancer, visit UPMC.
Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer
Symptoms of pancreatic cancer usually aren’t apparent until the cancer has advanced. Common signs include:
- Unexplained fatigue and weight loss
- Chronic depression
- Blood clots
- Loss of appetite
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin)
Risk Factors of Pancreatic Cancer
Some factors that may increase an individual’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer include:
- Family history of a BRCA2 gene mutation, lynch syndrome or other genetic conditions
- Heavy weight
- Family history of pancreatic cancer
Personalized Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer in Central PA
When you visit with one of our oncologists in central PA, we will determine the location and stage of your cancer. This will help us decide what treatment we want to pursue. Our treatment options can include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and even clinical trials. If your pancreatic cancer is too advanced, our physicians can provide you with treatment to help relieve your symptoms and make you comfortable.
Get started on the path to living cancer-free and Find a Provider at UPMC who will help you in the fight against cancer.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Centers in Williamsport and Wellsboro, provide care and treatment to individuals who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.