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July 24, 2019 • 7 Min

Prognosis: More Than Numbers in Pancreatic Cancer

What is pancreatic cancer prognosis? Dr. Joshua Lakin of Harvard explains how prognosis works, and ways to possibly defy the odds when facing a slow recovery.

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June 27, 2019 • 5 Min

Questions to Ask Before You Begin Chemotherapy

Do you want to better understand your pancreatic cancer treatment? Dr. Andrew Hendifar outlines important questions to ask before starting chemotherapy.

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May 7, 2019 • 4 Min

The Anatomy of a Whipple Procedure

The Whipple procedure, a surgery used to remove pancreatic cancer in the head of the pancreas, rearranges the digestive system.

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Treatments
December 26, 2018 • 4 Min

Important Questions When Starting Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Dr. Gauri Varadhachary outlines the important questions to ask when you start treatment with surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation for pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Pamela Hodul
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October 3, 2018 • 5 Min

Living Longer with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Dr. Pamela Hodul explains some of the different types of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) and how rare they are, and some treatment options.

Oncologist Dr. Johanna Bendell
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March 2, 2018 • 4 Min

Molecular Profiling: Getting to Know Your Tumor

Dr. Johanna Bendell explains the value of molecular profiling, which can indicate the best type of chemotherapy for your tumor.

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December 1, 2017 • 6 Min

Before You Leap: Genetic Testing for Pancreatic Cancer

Genetic counselor Megan Frone outlines the advantages of genetic testing when there is a family history of pancreatic cancer.

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November 1, 2017 • 5 Min

Frequently Asked Questions About Pancreatic Cancer

Have you or someone you love just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer? Learn some basic facts about this disease from our FAQ.

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February 17, 2017 • 4 Min

An Update on the Whipple Procedure

Learn more about the latest developments in the Whipple procedure, the surgery most often used to remove pancreatic tumors.

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Treatments
January 11, 2017 • 5 Min

What To Do When Newly Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

An oncologist, surgeon, and nurse advocate give their recommendations if you are newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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Research
October 21, 2016 • 5 Min

Can a Pancreatic Cancer Screening Test Become a Reality?

Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman discusses screening options for pancreatic cancer and criteria for people who might want to get screened.

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Treatments
August 5, 2016 • 3 Min

Working With your Doctor to Find Clinical Trials

Oncologist Dr. Kim A. Reiss explains the importance of clinical trials and family history of cancer when choosing a treatment for pancreatic cancer.

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Treatments
April 16, 2016 • 5 Min

Why You Need This Simple Blood Test at Diagnosis

Measuring the level of the tumor marker CA-19-9 is important in determining which treatment to use for pancreatic cancer patients.

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