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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer occurs when a cell in the pancreas is damag​ed and this malignant (cancer) cell starts to grow out of control. There are several types of pancreatic cancer, but the most common form occurs in the lining of the pancreatic duct.

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can be overwhelming, but our dedicated team of experts at Baylor Scott & White Health will apply advanced medicine, treatments and research to bring hope and healing to you and your loved ones.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of pancreatic cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:

  • Surgery
    • Whipple procedure*
    • Total pancreatectomy
    • Distal pancreatectomy
    • Palliative procedure
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Clinical Trials (when appropriate)

*Offered at the following locations: Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano and Scott & White Medical Center –​ Temple

Specialized Centers for Pancreatic Cancer Care

The Pancreatic Cancer Research and Tr​eatment Center at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas​ is dedicated to excellence in the research, prevention, early detection, treatment and pursuit of a cure for ​patients with pancreatic cancer.

Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for gastrointestinal cancer. The multidisciplinary group of physicians on the medical staff has the specialized training and the experience necessary to diagnose, evaluate and treat cancers in the GI tract.

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