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Whipple Procedure Complications

Only 20% of all pancreatic cancer patients are eligible to undergo the complicated and often risky Whipple procedure. With only 3% of all cancer patients being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the number of qualified Whipple procedure candidates is quite low. However, for those that are suitable for such a high-risk surgery, a positive outcome can often be expected. […]

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Pancreatic Cancer: A Review of Surgical Treatment Options

Approximately 3% of all cancer patients are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Though multiple options exist, sometimes surgery is the best method of treatment. For patients whose cancer has not yet spread, there are a surprising number of pancreatic cancer treatment options that attack the disease before it becomes unmanageable. Because surgery is so often paired […]

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Healthy Diet after Whipple Surgery

Your Diet after Whipple Procedure Surgery

A pancreaticodudectomy, otherwise known as the Whipple Procedure, is a demanding surgical operation on your pancreas. Used for the treatment of pancreatic cancer arising from the head of the pancreas, bile duct, or duodenum, this procedure has been proven as promising so long as the cancer has not spread to any other areas of the […]

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What is the Whipple Procedure?

Before explaining the Whipple procedure, it may be helpful to explain the anatomy of the pancreas and its surrounding area.  The pancreas is responsible for producing enzymes necessary to the digestive process and even produces insulin and other hormones. The pancreas has four “parts”: The head The neck The body The tail It is connected […]

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