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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Spain

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


Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

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.


Pancreatic Cancer is treated at HM Hospitales

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.


Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

Clinica La Luz

The largest private hospital in Madrid, with over one hundred physicians providing tertiary medical services in over thirty medical specialties. The hospital is equipped to deal with the most complex of conditions, including oncology, neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.


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.


Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.


Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.


Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.


Pancreatic Cancer is treated at HGC

Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.


Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirón Valencia

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.


Pancreatic Cancer is treated at Hospital Quirón Madrid

7 listed oncologists:

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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 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


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.


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.


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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