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Animation - Pancreatic Cancer - Treatment and Outcomes
This animation focuses on two approaches in the treatment of pancreatic cancer: curative and non-curative (palliative), as well as its long-term outcomes.

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Expert Video - How is pancreatic cancer treated?
Physicians discuss the goals of treatment for pancreatic cancer and how they decide which patients are candidates for curative treatment and which ones are palliative.
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Expert Video - What is “curative treatment” for pancreatic cancer?

Physicians discuss the treatment options for patients who are candidates for curative treatment.

They also talk about the outcomes associated with curative treatment, including survival rates.

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Expert Video - What is “palliative treatment” for pancreatic cancer?
Physicians discuss the treatment options for patients who are palliative, including how much treatment can realistically slow the disease and what impact treatment can have on quality of life.
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Expert Video - What kinds of surgeries are performed to remove malignant pancreatic cancer tumors?

Physicians describe the various surgical resection procedures used for pancreatic cancer.

An emphasis is put on the Whipple procedure.

They also describe what patients should expect going into surgery.

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Expert Video - What should I expect following surgery to remove a malignant pancreatic cancer tumor?

Physicians describe the recovery process following surgical resection procedures for pancreatic cancer, including the most common complications. They talk about chemotherapy and radiation therapy, when these are used and why, and how long after surgery chemotherapy or radiation therapy is started. They also discuss supportive medications following surgery, including length of treatment and possible side-effects.

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Expert Video - Should I participate in a clinical trial?
Physicians discuss the important role of clinical trials in advancing the field of pancreatic cancer and improving outcomes for patients and their families. They describe the goals, benefits and different types of clinical trials, and encourage patients to consider participation.
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Expert Video - What new advances are there in the treatment of pancreatic cancer?
Physicians discuss new research and medications that are in development for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. They also talk about advances in genetic research and screening opportunities.
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Slide Show - Pancreatic Cancer - Treatment and Outcomes
This slide show focuses on two approaches in the treatment of pancreatic cancer: curative and non-curative (palliative), as well as its long-term outcomes.
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This educational activity has been developed by: The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

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This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series that provides highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.