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Piedmont Cancer

Pancreatic & Liver Cancer

Piedmont Cancer Provides Personalized Care for Pancreatic and Liver Cancer

Planning for postoperative treatment begins as soon as pancreatic or liver cancer has been diagnosed. The team at Piedmont Cancer provides expertise for personalized care including surgery, tumor ablation, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

We take a team approach to caring for patients with pancreatic or liver cancer. Our multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and navigators work together to provide personalized treatment for each patient. Treatment planning conferences are used to provide patients with a treatment recommendation. 

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

Surgical Techniques by Liver & Pancreas Experts

Surgery is often the first step in the treatment. Surgery is performed by a hepatobiliary surgeon who specializes in these types of cancer.

To learn more about the expertise of the Piedmont hepatobiliary surgeons or to contact the offices to make an appointment, use our Find a Doctor search tool.

Tumor Ablation

Tumor tissue in the liver can be treated by injecting substances into the tumor via a catheter in the arteries supplying the liver. Sometimes the goal is to interrupt the blood supply to the tumor, but treatment can also be delivered to the tumor in this way. This type of treatment is performed by a Piedmont Cancer interventional radiologist.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays to damage the DNA of cancer cells. The goal of Piedmont Cancer specialists is to eradicate tumor cells that could be left behind after the surgery. Piedmont radiation oncologists prescribe and administer the treatment using the latest technology.

Chemotherapy Treatments

Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs to kill tumor cells. If there is concern for residual tumor after surgery or radiation therapy, chemotherapy can be given to kill these leftover cells.

Chemotherapy can also be used to slow the growth of advanced tumor that has spread to other parts of the body (metastases). Medical oncologists at Piedmont Cancer are experts in helping patients with these approaches.

Contact a Piedmont Cancer Specialist

To make an appointment with a liver and pancreatic cancer specialist near you or for questions about treatment options, call 404-425-1800 or use our convenient Find a Doctor search.