Mark Truty, M.D., a Mayo Clinic surgeon specialized in treatment of pancreatic cancer, discusses the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Truty emphasizes that in 2013; approximately 45,000 patients were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Today, with Mayo Clinic’s research and modern approach to multimodal surgical management of pancreatic cancer, patients who previously may have had very little hope, now have a greater chance of long-term survival.
For more information, visit: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/care-at-mayo-clinic/why-choose-mayo-clinic/CON-20028153/?mc_id=youtube
Thank you for joining us in this eight-part video series on pancreatic cancer. In the second video, physicians at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mitesh Borad, M.D., oncologist, and Douglas Faigel, M.D. gastroenterologist, discuss the diagnostic procedures available for the evaluation of pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cysts. Dr. Faigel highlights treatments offered to improve the quality of life of a patient diagnosed with these conditions.
To schedule an appointment with a Mayo Clinic pancreatic cancer specialist, please call (800) 446-2279 or email PancreaticCancer@mayo.edu.
For more information on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer, please visit: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/basics/definition/con-20028153.
To watch all the videos in this pancreatic cancer series, please click the following link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSWR1ylG_6JbuNhywmJwtk5o1rM4eqbio
Dr. Horacio Asbun, Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains the Whipple procedure using this animated graphic of a pancreas. Cancer of the pancreas affects 45,000 people every year in the U.S., and it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The five-year overall survival rate if a tumor is detected early and surgically removed is 22 percent, versus 6 percent without early detection and surgery. To learn more, visit http://mayocl.in/2zk7FDi.
This video in Spanish/español: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_zWboNMKWk
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