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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 your 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 full continuum of care.

As a certified member in MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Piedmont Oncology has access to oncology specialist consultations from clinical experts at the top research cancer center in the U.S.

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.
 

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

 

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