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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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Evaluating Pancreatic Cancer: 11 Causes and Risks

Are You at Risk? The Top Causes of Pancreatic Cancer Nearly 50,000 men and women are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year. Many people begin experiencing symptoms, but without pre-screening go undiagnosed until it has progressed. Understanding the causes and risk factors associated with pancreatic cancer is the first step to catching it early. About […]

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3 Common Surgical Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer: A Review of Surgical Treatment Options More than 46,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer are diagnosed each year, many cases proving fatal without intervention. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are helpful alternatives, but despite the existence of multiple treatment options, surgery is the best method of treatment for many patients with pancreatic cancer. While […]

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