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Dr. Milagros Silva
Disease Management
June 9, 2022 • 7 Min

What You Should Know about Palliative Care and Pain Management

Dr. Milagros Silva outlines what a palliative care doctor does and explains pain management for cancer patients.

Peter De Rosa of Pancreatic Cancer UK
Disease Management
April 21, 2021 • 4 Min

Pancreatic Cancer Patients Have a Role in Treatment Choices

Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Peter De Rosa explains how patient-reported outcome measures can help direct treatment choices and supportive care.

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Treatments
February 12, 2021 • 4 Min

Drafting Your Health Care Team

If you have pancreatic cancer, a treatment team of experts from across the medical profession will make sure you get the best care.

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Treatments
December 21, 2020 • 5 Min

This Versus That: Words to Know

Confused about some of the similar-sounding terms you are hearing during pancreatic cancer treatment? Our list of words to know can help.

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Treatments
May 29, 2020 • 5 Min

Eighteen Important Words to Know if You Have Pancreatic Cancer

When you start pancreatic cancer treatment it seems like everyone is speaking a language you don’t know. Here are 18 important words to help you along.

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Treatments
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.

Connie Waxman
Survivor Stories
April 2, 2018 • 4 Min

Genomic Testing of Pancreatic Tumor Leads to an Important Discovery

Connie Waxman learned the value of palliative care after chemotherapy, radiation, and a pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer; then she had genomic testing.

Palliative care researcher Dr. Holly Prigerson
Disease Management
February 1, 2018 • 4 Min

The Rallying Remedy: The Value of Palliative Care

Palliative care expert Holly Prigerson explains the advantages of palliative care during treatment as well as part of an end-of-life plan.

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Research
December 29, 2017 • 2 Min

Electrical Current to Help Relieve Jaundice

A clinical trial uses electrical current, in the form of radiofrequency ablation, to test the best technique for keeping a stent open to relieve jaundice.