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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Understanding Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas, an organ in your abdomen that lies behind the lower part of your stomach. The pancreas plays a vital role in digestion by producing enzymes that help break down foods and also secretes hormones that help regulate blood sugar levels.

What is Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas, an organ in your abdomen that lies behind the lower part of your stomach.

Types of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma: Most pancreatic cancers are classified as adenocarcinomas, beginning in the cells that line the ducts of the pancreas.
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors: These are less common and can be benign or malignant. They start in the hormone-producing cells of the pancreas.

Treatment Approach

  • Diagnosis and Staging: Comprehensive diagnostic approach using advanced imaging techniques, biopsies, and blood tests to accurately stage pancreatic cancer.
  • Multidisciplinary Treatment: Collaboration with gastroenterologists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists to tailor a holistic treatment plan.
  • Surgical Options: Expertise in complex surgeries like the Whipple procedure for resectable pancreatic cancer.
  • Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy: Use of state-of-the-art chemotherapy protocols and precision radiation therapy for both local control and systemic treatment.
  • Palliative Care: Focus on relieving symptoms and improving quality of life for advanced-stage patients.
  • Research and Trials: Access to the latest clinical trials and emerging treatments for pancreatic cancer.

Why Choose Dr. Vijay Anand Reddy for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

  • Renowned Oncologist: Vast experience in managing and treating various stages of pancreatic cancer.
  • Patient-Centric Care: Emphasizes on individualized treatment plans prioritizing patient’s needs and preferences.
  • Advanced Treatment Techniques: Utilizes cutting-edge technology for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Comprehensive Support: Offers complete support from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up care.
  • Cost Transparency: Clear communication about the costs involved in pancreatic cancer treatment in Hyderabad.


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Years of Experience


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About Dr. Vijay Anand Reddy

  • Expert in Oncology: Over two decades of experience in oncology with a special focus on pancreatic cancer.
  • Commitment to Excellence: Known for his dedication to providing the best care and achieving high success rates in treatments.
  • Empathetic Practitioner: Recognized for his compassionate approach towards patient care.

Details of Pre-Op for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

  • Initial Consultation: Dr. Reddy discusses the diagnosis, explains treatment options, and outlines the surgical process.
  • Comprehensive Health Evaluation: A thorough health assessment to ensure readiness for surgery.
  • Pre-Surgical Tests: Includes blood tests, CT scans, MRI, and endoscopic ultrasounds for detailed tumor mapping.
  • Nutritional Counseling: Guidance on diet to optimize health before the procedure.
  • Medication Review: Assessment and adjustment of current medications.
  • Patient Education: Informing patients about what to expect, potential risks, and recovery after surgery.

Details During the Procedure

  • Anesthesia: Administration of general anesthesia ensuring patient comfort.
  • Surgical Technique: Precision in performing Whipple procedure or other relevant surgical methods.
  • Real-Time Monitoring: Continuous monitoring of vital signs and organ function.
  • Minimizing Surgical Risks: Focus on minimizing blood loss and preserving organ function.
  • Family Updates: Regular updates to family members during the procedure.

Details of Post-Procedure for Pancreatic Cancer

  • Immediate Postoperative Care: Monitoring vital signs and managing pain post-surgery.
  • Recovery Monitoring: Regular checks for any signs of complications.
  • Nutritional Support: Gradual reintroduction of diet and nutritional support for recovery.
  • Physical Therapy: Guidance on gentle exercises to aid recovery.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular check-ups with Dr. Reddy to monitor recovery and discuss further treatment, if necessary.



What is the survival rate for pancreatic cancer?

Survival rates vary depending on the stage and type of pancreatic cancer. Early detection improves outcomes.


How long is the recovery period after pancreatic cancer surgery?

Recovery can take several weeks to months, depending on the individual’s health and the extent of the surgery.


Are there any side effects of pancreatic cancer treatment?

Side effects can include pain, digestive issues, and fatigue, but these are manageable with proper care.


Can pancreatic cancer recur after treatment?

There is a risk of recurrence, which necessitates regular follow-up care.

Is chemotherapy always required after surgery?

Chemotherapy is often recommended, but the decision depends on the cancer stage and individual patient factors.


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