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Dr Harsh Shah is the leading pancreatic oncologist in India. He has broad experience in
Pancreas cancer can be located in head, body or tail of pancreas. It can be solid or cystic in consistency.
Pain abdomen, weight loss, loss of appetite & jaundice are some of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer. Pain occurs due to tumour enlargement & involvement of adjacent nerves that carry pain sensations. Weight loss is secondary to reduced food intake & cancer related cachexia. Jaundice is caused by tumour compression of bile duct.
We have state of the art 8-bedded ICU for the post-operative care of the patient. CT Scan with angiography provides the in-depth details of the tumour & surrounding vessels which helps surgeon to plan the operation accurately. We use latest technologies such as ERCP & EUS for
Staging is performed to detect how far the cancer has advanced & to gauge the prognosis of the cancer. PET-CT Scan can be used to rule out stage 4 disease. CA 19-9 is a blood test that can help gauge tumour burden. Stage 1 is considered to be a very early stage. Stage 2 & Stage 3 are intermediate stages. Stage 4 is advanced stage. Early & intermediate stages can be cured by surgery followed by chemotherapy in significant number of patients, if the tumour biology is good. Stage 4 is treated with palliative chemotherapy.