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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.

Dr. Laleh Melstrom, oncologist
Disease Management
November 24, 2020 • 5 Min

Managing the Side Effects of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

What can you do about chemotherapy side effects? Dr. Laleh Melstrom outlines options for counteracting the uncomfortable effects of chemo.

Dr. E. Gabriela Chiorean
Treatments
December 27, 2019 • 5 Min

Chemotherapy: A Key Player in the Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Gabriela Chiorean explains the different types of chemotherapy typically used to treat pancreatic cancer, and how they work.

hand holding chemotherapy pills including Xeloda
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.

Tiny beams of X-ray radiation are generated using an array of carbon nanotube X-ray sources to deliver tumor-killing radiation, while preserving normal tissue; this micrograph shows a 250 micron wide section of tissue damage.
Research
May 31, 2018 • 2 Min

Finding the Best Dose of Radiation and an Experimental Drug

A clinical trial looks for the best dose of an experimental drug to combat the mouth sores that are a side effect of stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Lora Thompson, director of integrative medicine at Moffitt Cancer Center
Disease Management
April 23, 2018 • 4 Min

Complementary Therapies—a Way to Gain Peace?

What techniques are other pancreatic cancer patients using to relieve symptoms and side effects, and cope with treatment? Learn more about the most popular complementary therapies.

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.

Abstract image of wisps of orange, black, and pink coming together in a tangle in a confused center, on a pale background shows what chemo brain looks like to David Trick, who is undergoing chemotherapy for stage IV colorectal cancer.
Disease Management
January 3, 2018 • 5 Min

Shedding Light on Chemo Brain

What is chemo fog or chemo brain? Are there techniques to counteract the side effects of chemotherapy on the brain?

White gloved hands of a lab worker filling a pipette
Research
November 21, 2016 • 4 Min

Immunotherapy Treatments Provide Hope to Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. Robert Vonderheide of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania describes immunotherapy trials for pancreatic cancer.

Photo collage of Anne Glauber and her adult children, Prevention magazine logo in green, and faded text of Anne's story
News
October 14, 2016 • 5 Min

This Is What It’s Like To Live With Pancreatic Cancer

Anne Glauber tells Prevention magazine about her pancreatic cancer treatment and how she lives each day to the fullest in this inspiring article.

Microscope photo of pancreatic cancer cells (circular nuclei in blue) growing as a sphere encased in membranes (red edges around black cells).
Disease Management
October 13, 2016 • 5 Min

Symptom Management for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. Kim A. Reiss reviews symptom management techniques for pancreatic cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment.

Pancreatic Cancer patient Sharon Orleans Lawrence and her daughter
Survivor Stories
April 1, 2016 • 7 Min

Your Survival Depends on Taking Control of What You Can

Sharon Orleans Lawrence outlines her search for stage IV pancreatic cancer treatment. She chooses low-dose chemotherapy, which made her life comfortable.