Cancer Centres

Pancreatic Cancer can be a difficult disease to treat and therefore it is important for patients to be treated at a medical centre that offers treatments that involve surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical gastroenterologists and dieticians.

Presently, surgery offers the best chance for a cure and long term management of pancreatic cancer. However not every patient is eligible for surgical treatment. Factors such as the stage of the disease, personal health, and the ability to tolerate a major operation - including prolonged anesthesia - all must be considered before a patient can undergo surgery.

While there have been significant improvements in pancreatic operations, these procedures remain complex for surgeons and can be difficult for patients to undergo. Because of this, it is important to choose a surgeon and a facility that has extensive experience with pancreatic operations, often referred to as a "high-volume center ". The experience level of the surgeon is also critical. Studies have shown that patients who undergo pancreatic surgery at a high-volume center experience fewer operative complications and experience better outcomes.

Cancer Centres in Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick
British Columbia
Northwest Territories 

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