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Pancreas Cancer

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

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

For more information on the conference, please click here.

Additional Resources

  • NCCN Education Booklet for Patients
  • National Pancreas Foundation
  • American Cancer Society: Signs and Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  • Destroy Pancreatic Cancer
  • Meet Dr. Kevin Nguyen
  • The Whipple Procedure | Johns Hopkins Medicine

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