Pancreas carcinomas can develop in either glandular epithelium tissue or in pancreatic ducts. This type of cancer usually affects older patients and is more common in men than in women. While it is one of the rarest digestive tract malignancies, pancreatic cancer is considered especially treacherous as its symptoms are often unspecific and not well pronounced, which means that it is often not discovered until it has metastasized.
The disease's most common symptoms are:
It is a highly aggressive tumour, which is why immediate workup and treatment are required when carcinoma of the pancreas is suspected.
Please find below our pancreatic cancer treatment in Israel program.
The aforementioned procedures take approximately 4 to 5 business days to complete. The work up takes place at Assuta Hospital in Tel Aviv.
If the investigation confirms the presence of a tumour, and the disease is limited to the pancreas and regional lymph nodes, the treatment of choice is surgery. If the tumour is localized in the head of the pancreas a Whipple procedure is indicated.
Alternatively, if the disease is found to have spread beyond the regional lymph nodes into other organs and/or the omentum, the treatment of choice is chemotherapy. As treatment protocol depends on the type of tumour, a pancreas head biopsy will be necessary. It will be performed by an expert gastroenterologist under EUS guidance. The obtained material will be then sent for express histopathological and histochemical studies. Results will be ready within 72 hours. An additional gastro-oncologist consultation will take place once they have been received.
Price of surgery will include the following:
It is advised you remain in Israel for approximately 12 days following your discharge from the hospital for outpatient follow-up and care.