Janumet pancreatic cancer treatment options vary depending on the stage of the cancer. In the earliest stages, surgery and radiation therapy may be able to cure the disease. In the later stages, palliative care is used to reduce symptoms and complications.
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Janumet Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
The following factors influence Janumet pancreatic cancer treatment options:
- If the cancer can be surgically removed
- The stage of the cancer
- If the cancer has metastasized (spread to distant organs or tissues)
- Other underlying health problems
- Whether the cancer is new or recurrent
Pancreatic cancer is assessed in five stages. During stage 0, I, and II, pancreatic cancer is located entirely or mostly within the pancreas. At this time, the cancer is still relatively small and may have only spread to tissues close to the pancreas. Surgery is still an available option for treatment. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy will also probably be used in treatment.
Pancreatic cancer at Stage III and IV is far more serious, and treatment focuses on palliative care. Radiation therapy may be used to reduce the size of the tumor. If the tumor is causing pain or obstructing the intestines, surgery may be necessary.
Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Treatment
Only about 20% of people who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can benefit from surgery, because in most cases, the cancer is not diagnosed until it has spread. Surgeries that may be involved in Janumet pancreatic cancer treatment include:
- Whipple procedure: This surgery removes the “head” of the pancreas, the gallbladder, a section of the bile duct, and the duodenum (small intestine). About 20% of people who undergo this surgery survive more than 5 years.
- Pancreatectomy: Removal of the pancreas. This is an option if pancreatic cancer is located in the “tail” of the pancreas.
- Surgery to deaden nerves in the abdomen and reduce pain
Janumet Pancreatic Cancer Drug Treatments
According to this resource from the National Cancer Institute, possible drugs used in Janumet pancreatic cancer treatment may include:
- Adrucil (Fluorouracil)
- Efudex (Fluorouracil)
- Erlotinib Hydrochloride
- Fluoroplex (Fluorouracil)
- Gemcitabine Hydrochloride
- Gemzar (Gemcitabine Hydrochloride)
- Mitomycin C
- Mitozytrex (Mitomycin C)
- Mutamycin (Mitomycin C)
- Tarceva (Erlotinib Hydrochloride)
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