Pancreatic Cancer Clinic

The pancreas is a six-inch organ located in the belly between your stomach and your spine. Pancreatic cancer effects about 43,000 people every year. Most cases occur in people over 65 years old.

Experts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center understand pancreatic cancer and work as a team to design the best treatment plan. A typical team is made up of surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, as well as gastroenterologists, social workers, and nurses.

Treatment Plans May Include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Radiation therapy - external or internal beam
  • Surgery
    • Removal of the pancreas
    • Stent placement 
    • Whipple procedure
      • Bile duct
      • Gallbladder
      • Head of the pancreas
      • Part of the stomach 
      • Part of the small intestine are removed

Why Choose Holden for Your Care?

Patients of Holden Cancer Center benefit from a team-based approach that puts each patient at the center. At Holden, experts in specific cancer types—including a genetic counselor certified and specializing in cancer genetic counseling—is part of this team.

Holden patients also benefit from medical advances that take into account an individual’s tumor, genes, environment, and lifestyle to diagnose and treat their specific types of cancer. Known as personalized, or precision medicine, this highly specialized approach is part of Holden’s commitment to providing life-changing medical treatments and care.

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Our work is made possible in part by the support of donors through charitable giving. Friends of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center can become partners in the effort to control and ultimately cure cancer. Learn how you can help us make a difference for cancer patients.

Care Team