Treatment options for cancer that starts in the pancreas include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and in some cases additional options, depending on your cancer type and stage. Researchers are also conducting clinical studies to test targeted therapies and other treatments. Your team will explain your options and recommend a treatment plan that’s tailored to you.
At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), a team of specialists, which may include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and endocrinologists, will treat you. You’ll be seen in our Pancreatic Cancer Specialty Clinic.
- Exocrine pancreatic cancer: This type of cancer is often diagnosed at later stages, when the cancer has grown around major blood vessels or spread to other organs. But even then, there is a lot that we can do to help control your symptoms and extend your life.
- Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs): These tumors can often be cured. Your treatment and prognosis depend on several factors, such as where the NETs are in your pancreas, whether the cancer has spread to other parts of your body, and how healthy you are overall.