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Piedmont Oncology

Surgical Oncology and HPB Surgery


Pancreas Cancer Treatment

Pancreas cancer is one of the most complex and difficult cancers to treat. At Piedmont Oncology, the first step in treating pancreatic cancer is to establish an accurate diagnosis. While there are no practical tests for the early detection of pancreas cancer, our multidisciplinary team of oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, radiation specialists, and pathologists are dedicated to finding the right treatment plan, and helping you navigate every step of your journey.

While there are some genetic conditions that increase a person’s risk for pancreatic cancer, most cases cannot be linked to inheritance. Risk factors for pancreatic cancer include:

  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
     

Treatment

We take a team approach to caring for patients with pancreas cancer. Every patient diagnosed with pancreas cancer is presented at our multidisciplinary tumor board where specialists in all disciplines discuss their case. Treatment planning conferences are used to provide patients with a treatment recommendation.
 

Expertise

Piedmont Surgical Oncology & HPB Surgery, a designated National Pancreas Foundation Center, has some of the most experienced pancreas cancer surgeons in the country, performing a high volume of surgeries each year. Surgery is performed by a hepatopancreatobiliary surgeon who specializes in these types of cancer. Our multidisciplinary approach is unique because all specialists are involved in your care. In addition, our dedicated coordinator facilitates all aspects of care within one clinic, which provides patients with an expedited evaluation and a full continuum of care.

Our team includes:

  • Fellowship trained surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pathologists


Piedmont’s full range of cancer support services and programs are available to enhance your care experience, help lessen anxiety, answer questions, empower and guide you through every step of your cancer journey. Services include clinical trials, cancer rehabilitation, patient navigation, genetics counseling, nutrition counseling, social services, and financial assistance. Cancer wellness programs include education, nutrition workshops, exercise, art therapy, support groups and more.
 

National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence
Piedmont Surgical Oncology & HPB Surgery has earned the distinction of being the only provider in Georgia designated by the National Pancreas Foundation as a Center of Excellence for both Pancreatitis and Pancreas Cancer. Our team has some of the most experienced pancreas cancer surgeons in the country, performing a high volume of surgeries each year throughout the state.

 

Surgical Team

 

Andrew Page Pancreas Cancer Fund

The Andrew Page Pancreas Cancer Fund has been created by a patient, for patients. The focus of the Fund is to direct support to patients and caregivers as they fight pancreas cancer. Current expenses for the Fund include working with consultants on improving the patient and caregiver experience – at diagnosis, in preparation for surgery, and in recovery from surgery.

Visit the fund page

 

Atlanta Pancreas Cancer Conference

The 5th Annual Pancreas Cancer Conference will be held on November 5, 2022 at Shaheen Auditorium at Piedmont Hospital. The conference is open to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, students and trainees to learn about the latest in pancreas cancer care and treatment from experts in the field.

We are excited to grow and expand our Survivor and Caregiver Forum for all those that have been or know someone who has been through a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment. Patients and caregivers have the opportunity to keep up with pancreatic cancer news and also connect and grow their network and support group by connecting with others who have similar experiences and questions.

If you would like to receive updates and information on this year's conference, please email ATLPancreasConf@piedmont.org.

 

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