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.
Advantages of this Procedure
The process is less invasive:
Of the surgeries used to treat obesity, the one used to place the LAP BAND System causes the least trauma. There is no need for cutting or stapling the stomach. Also, the LAP BAND System can usually be placed laparoscopically. With this surgery, it's possible to avoid large incisions and scars.
The band is adjustable:
With the LAP-BAND System, the amount of food you can eat at one time can often be changed without more surgery. This can be done simply by inflating or deflating the band.
Changes can be reversed:
If it needs to be, the LAP-BAND System can be removed. When it is, the stomach generally returns to its original form. In general, it's easier to remove the LAP-BAND System than it is to reverse other procedures.
You need less hospital time:
Patients normally leave the hospital one to three days after laparoscopic surgery
You may recover more quickly:
After the procedure, patients usually get back to their normal activities in a week or two. It may take four weeks or more if the procedure is not done laparoscopically or if there are complications.
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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.