For individuals diagnosed with Januvia pancreatic cancer, treatment options depend on the stage and location of the tumor(s), as well as the patient’s age and personal preferences. The primary goal of pancreatic cancer treatment is to eliminate the tumors (if possible), and to prevent them from growing and migrating to other parts of the body.
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Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
- Whipple procedure (pancreatoduodenectomy) – Procedure that involves surgically removing the pancreas’ head, a section of the small intestine, gallbladder, and a segment of the bile duct. Once complete, the remaining parts of the pancreas, stomach and intestines are reconnected to allow the patient to digest food.
- Pancreatectomy – Procedure that removes the pancreas’ tail. Unfortunately, pancreatectomies carry a high risk of internal bleeding and infection.
Pancreatic Cancer Radiation Therapy
In pancreatic cancer radiation therapy, high-energy beams are used to destroy cancerous cells. Patients may receive this type of treatment before or after surgery, or in combination with with other kinds of therapy. External radiation therapy is accomplished by a machine that moves around the patient, directing high-energy beams at specific locations on the body. Specialized medical centers may deliver radiation therapy during surgery (intraoperative radiation).
Chemotherapy & Chemoradiation Treatment
Pancreatic cancer chemotherapy involves using drugs to help kill cancerous cells. These drugs may be injected through an IV or taken orally, and may be used alone or with other prescription drugs. Chemoradiation, a type of therapy that involves both chemotherapy and radiation therapy, is often used when pancreatic cancer has spread beyond the pancreas. Chemoradiation may also be used after surgery to reduce the likelihood that pancreatic cancer returns.
A prescription medication called Tarceva (generic: erlotinib) may be used to attack specific properties within cancer cells. Specifically, the drug blocks chemicals that make cancer cells grow and multiply. Targeted therapy for pancreatic cancer is typically combined with chemotherapy for use in patients in the later stages of the disease.
Click here to read more about Januvia pancreatic cancer treatments and drugs from the National Cancer Institute.
Do I Have a Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Januvia lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new pancreatic cancer cases in all 50 states.
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