Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
66 Results Related to "Pancreatic Cancer"
Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer has few, if any, early symptoms. Yale Medicine’s advanced technology helps diagnose the condition early when it is most treatable.
An endoscopic ultrasound lets doctors see through the intestinal walls in order to evaluate problems involving the esophagus, stomach, colon and pancreas.
Pancreatic cancer begins in the cells of the pancreas, an organ behind the stomach that produces hormones such as insulin and enzymes to aid digestion.
Pancreatic surgery can treat many conditions, including pancreatic cancer, cysts, benign tumors, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.
Radiation Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer
Radiation therapy treatments for pancreatic cancer include external bean radiation therapy (with chemotherapy) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).
Neoplasms or tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous and can grow in any part of the body.
Endocrine Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Most endocrine tumors are benign, but a few will become cancerous. Collectively, endocrine cancers are much less common than other kinds of cancer.
Advanced Diagnostic Procedures for Digestive Diseases
Sometimes, advanced diagnostic procedures are needed for diagnosing digestive diseases, particularly for issues with the pancreas, bile ducts and GI tract.
Urologic Cancers: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Cancers of the urinary tract (or urologic cancers) may be linked to environmental, lifestyle, genetic and other factors.
Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer
Brain cancer can be treated with targeted radiation therapy (also called radiosurgery), using Gamma Knife or conformal radiation tools.
At your next large family gathering, talking about past cancer diagnoses throughout the family tree could provide valuable insight about possible risks of inherited cancers.
Palliative Care for Cancer
Palliative care, which is not the same as hospice care, is for chronic medical conditions such as cancer, renal failure, or congestive heart failure.
Bone Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Most bone tumors are benign, but a small percentage are cancerous. Cancers that start in the bones are known as primary bone cancers (also known as sarcomas).
Lung Cancer Surgery
Lung cancer surgery can offer a cure when the disease is diagnosed in the early stages; more advanced cases may need additional therapies.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive (also known as laparoscopic or keyhole) procedures are making many surgeries dramatically safer and more tolerable.
Dyspnea with Advanced Cancers
Feeling as though you can’t take in enough oxygen, called dyspnea or “air hunger,” is a distressing symptom of advanced cancer.