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Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Don’t Regret Surgery, Study Finds

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Key Takeaway

  • None of the 18 patients with pancreatic cancer included in the analysis regretted undergoing surgical resection, despite the risks and complications associated with the procedure.

Why This Matters

  • Surgery is the only chance to cure pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC), but up to one third of patients have major complications from surgery and many are left with ongoing fatigue and gastrointestinal issues.
  • There is no clear data on patient preferences and decision-making surrounding surgery, which can make it challenging to counsel those considering the procedure.
  • The findings provide some reassurance about what patients find important, which can help with pre-op counseling.                                                                                                      Read more . . . 

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