Chemo, radiation, surgery combo boosts survival for pancreatic cancer patients

Posted by on May 24, 2016 8:38 pm
Categories: health

In roughly one-third of pancreatic cancer patients, tumors have grown around the pancreas to encompass critical blood vessels. Conventional wisdom has long held that surgery to remove the tumors is rarely an option, and life expectancies are usually measured in months. New research is finding that many of these patients actually are candidates for surgery.

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