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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Spain

Hospitals and medical centers in Spain which treat Pancreatic Cancer patients.
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Sanitas Hospitales

Sanitas Hospitales offers comprehensive care in diagnosing and treating patients with cancer and non-malignant blood disorders. The hospital is on the forefront of cancer treatment and the expertise manifests itself in superior patient care.

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Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Sanitas

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

We are there for you when you most need us. Cancer treatment is generally a long 'fight' and so we wish to be by your side guaranteeing access and knowledge of the latest progress and offering you maximum psychological support and making your road to recovery as easy as possible.

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Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Pancreatic Cancer is treated at HM Hospitales

Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

The Therapeutic Dials Laboratory offers the patient the means to detect genetic alterations using the most innovative technologies with the aim of improving the prognosis of all cancer patients, contributing to the individualization of their treatment.

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Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital General de Catalunya is known as one of the best Oncology hospitals in Spain and is specialized in all types of Oncology surgery and treatment.

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Pancreatic Cancer is treated at HGC

Hospital Ruber Internacional

Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and research of tumors in patients to ensure optimal outcomes across a broad spectrum of diagnoses.

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Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Clinica La Luz

Our objective is the comprehensive care of the cancer patient through the use of the most current resources to fight cancer.

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Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Clinica La Luz

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

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Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirón Madrid

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Dr. Ramón Pérez Carrión

Head of Oncology Integral Unit

Dr. Javier Hornedo Muguiro

Associate Chief of Medical Oncology Division

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About Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is pancreatic cancer?

This is a type of cancer that occurs in the pancreas. The pancreas is a glandular organ in the digestive system that is located behind the stomach. The pancreas produces hormones and digestive enzymes.

Types of pancreatic cancer

Exocrine - occurs in the part of the pancreas that produces digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes help to break down food so that it can be absorbed into the body.

Endocrine - occurs in the part of the pancreas that produces hormones. Hormones such as insulin help keep your blood sugar levels stable.

Who is at risk?

  • A family history of cancer
  • People above the age of 40
  • Smoking
  • A history of other health conditions

Signs and symptoms

Pancreatic cancer is not easy to notice in the early stages because it is mostly asymptomatic.

  • Pain in the stomach area and back
  • Jaundice
  • Fever and chills
  • Blood clots that form in a vein
  • Unexplainable loss of weight

Diagnosis

Your doctor will carry out a physical exam and check for lumps in the stomach area. He/she will also check for jaundice. If your doctor suspects pancreatic cancer more tests may be ordered, which will be done by a specialist. These include:

Imaging tests: Medical imaging techniques such as CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) may be ordered by your doctor to confirm the diagnosis of suspected cancer of the pancreas. These tests will help your doctor to see your internal organs including your pancreas. The imaging tests will help the doctors to decide whether to surgically remove the tumor.

Use of a scope to create ultrasound pictures: EUS (endoscopic ultrasound) makes images of your pancreas by using an ultrasound device. The device is passed through an endoscope-a thin flexible tube –down your esophagus and into your stomach so as to obtain the images. A biopsy may also be done during an endoscopic ultrasound.

Use of scope to inject dye into the pancreatic ducts: This test uses a dye to highlight the bile ducts in your pancreas in a process called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Then an endoscope is passed through your esophagus into your stomach and then into the upper part of the small intestine. A dye is then injected through a catheter and then X-rays of the ducts are taken. A biopsy may also be done during an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

Biopsy: A biopsy is a procedure used to remove a small sample of tissue for further examination under a microscope. It can be done by inserting a needle through your skin and into your pancreas or through endoscopic ultrasound.

Treatment

Because the symptoms of pancreatic cancer are usually not noticeable in the early stages, it is very difficult to treat. As such treatment will depend on how advanced the cancer is. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy are the main treatments. They may be done individually or may be combined. If the cancer is too advanced to be cured, pain management medications and medications to improve digestion are sometimes needed.

Conclusion

Pancreatic cancer has a high mortality rate because it is not easily identifiable and is often diagnosed in its later stages when not much can be done for the patient.

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