The pancreas is a spongy, tube-shaped organ about 15 cm long. It is located in the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach. The head of the pancreas is on the right side of the abdomen. It is connected to the duodenum, the upper end of the small intestine. The narrow end of the pancreas, called the tail, extends to the left side of the body.
Cancer of the pancreas is curable only when it is found in its earliest stages, before it has spread. Otherwise, it is very difficult to cure. However, it can be treated, symptoms can be relieved, and the quality of the patient's life can be improved. Pancreatic cancer is treated with surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.
Surgery may be done to remove all or part of the pancreas. Sometimes it is also necessary to remove a portion of the stomach, the duodenum, and other nearby tissues
Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) uses high-powered rays to damage cancer cells and stop them from growing. Radiation is also used as a way to kill cancer cells that remain in the area after surgery.
Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells. The doctor may use just one drug or a combination. Chemotherapy may be given by mouth or by injection into a muscle or vein. The drugs enter the bloodstream and travel through the body.
we provide a comfortable and warm waiting area with a fully equipped treatment facility for minor surgical procedures.
Gleneagles Medical Centre6 Napier Road, #08-02Singapore 258499
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Tay Khoon Hean Surgery is located in the Gleneagles Medical Centre. The clinic and its friendly, caring and dedicated staff offer a comprehensive service in all aspects of General Surgery. The clinic provides a comfortable and warm waiting area with a fully equipped treatment facility for minor surgical procedures.
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