PANCREATIC CANCER TREATMENT IN INDIA

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in India, Surgery for Cancer of Pancreas, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery in India, Livcure Liver and Gastro Surgery Centre in India, Cost of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in India

PANCREATIC
CANCER

Pancreas is the gland in the lower part of the abdomen near the belly button. The pancreatic gland is responsible for producing as well as excreeting insulin that regulates blood sugar and enzymes that break down protien and fat. Pancreatic cancer develops when uncontrolled cell growth begins in a part of the pancreas. The best part about pancreatic cancer treatment in India is that it is very well treatable in the early stages and the bad part is that it is generally not detected in early stage. Pancreatic cancer or cancer of pancreas is different from pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is just the inflamation in the pancreas caused mainly by excessive usage of alcohol.

Causes

Causes of cancer of pancreas is same as that of other cancers. The main reason is the DNA mutation. However there are few other factors that can contirbute to higher chances of getting pancreatic cancer. These include:

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SYMPTOMS &
DIAGNOSIS

As mentioned earlier symptoms of pancreatic cancer are not seen until it has advanced. Following are some of the most common symptoms that patient comes with at Livcure Centre in India:

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Diagnosis

Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in India like anyother disease starts with consultation with the gastro surgeon or a gastroenterologist. After examination the doctor in India may advise investigations including imaging and blood tests.

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TREATMENT &
COST

Treatment of pancreatic cancer is difficult because of two reasons. One it is diagnosed late which leads to spread and secondly the surgical management needs special surgeon and best technology to perform it as it is an extensive surgery. As such treatment for pancreatic cancer in India depends upon the stage of the cancer. In most of the cases wherever possible Gastro surgeon in India will opt for surgery, which is the best line of treatment for cancer of pancreas.

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Cost of the pancreatic cancer surgery in India at Livcure centre for liver and gastro surgery would be approximalety INR 3,00,000 to 5,00,000 depending upon the extent of the surgery.

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