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Chemotherapy uses drugs to damage or destroy cancer cells. We inject, or infuse, a combination of medications into the bloodstream to attack cancer cells in the pancreas or, if the cancer has spread, in other areas of the body.
Our multidisciplinary pancreatic cancer team includes medical oncologists, physicians who specialize in the administration of chemotherapy. They will work closely with you to customize the most appropriate treatment.
Chemotherapy may be used at various stages of pancreatic cancer:
Chemotherapy also is commonly used when the cancer is advanced and can’t be removed completely with surgery, or if surgery isn’t an option for some other reason.