Pancreatic cancer is generally considered to be a disease that is difficult to prevent, and often late to diagnose, due to the lack of obvious symptoms in the early stages. The symptoms that do occur — such as pain or weight loss — are often mistaken for signs of other illnesses
A healthy pancreas aids in proper digestion and regulates the glucose level of the body. Besides staying active, in shape, and eating well, consulting a pancreatic cancer surgeon and learning what you need to know about pancreatic cancer can help you know what to look out for.
Pancreatic cancer is a disease that occurs when uncontrolled cell growth occurs in the tissues of the pancreas. Most pancreatic cancers begin in the cells that line the ducts carrying digestive enzymes out of the pancreas (pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma). Treatment options depend on the extent of cancer, which may include pancreatic cancer surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these.
To diagnose pancreatic cancer, your pancreatic cancer surgeon in Singapore may perform the following:
Being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can be overwhelming. Treatments for pancreatic conditions such as cancer depend on its stage and other factors such as age and other health conditions.
After your diagnosis, you may consider doing the following:
For more information on pancreatic cancer, seek advice from an accredited pancreatic cancer surgeon. Digestive & Liver Surgery Centre is led by Dr Victor Lee, an established pancreas and liver surgeon in Singapore. Our clinic provides specialist care in hepatobiliary, pancreatic cancer surgery as well as liver cancer surgery. Call us at 6475 1488 for more enquiries.
Senior Consultant Surgeon
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Surgery), MSc (Bioinformatics),
FAMS (General Surgery)
With 20 years of surgical experience, Dr Lee is trained and skilled in using minimally invasive techniques for liver, pancreas, gallbladder and hernia procedures.
His busy practice aside, Dr Lee is actively involved in postgraduate teaching and workshops for junior surgeons, and is still actively involved in academic research at the National University of Singapore.
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