Causes and Symptoms

Tumor Types and Cancers Conditions Treated

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma: The most common pancreatic cancer is called adenocarcinoma. It develops in the pancreatic duct cells and accounts for more than 80% of pancreatic cancers. The main treatments for this disease are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: In contrast to adenocarcinomas that develop in the pancreatic ductal cells, neuroendocrine tumors arise from cells with endocrine function, such as pancreatic cells that make insulin. These tumors are generally less aggressive than adenocarcinoma, and surgery is most often considered for treatment. Chemotherapy also plays a role, and clinical trials are available.

Pancreatic mucinous cysts: Pancreatic mucinous cysts, such as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) and mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN), are considered precancerous tumors, and surgery is the usual treatment. Similar to some colon polyps, these cysts may become a cancer if left untreated.

Pancreatitis: With expertise in pancreatic cancer treatment comes expertise in treating benign diseases of the pancreas. Consultation is readily available.