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Chemotherapy is the treatment most commonly associated with cancer, but not every pancreatic cancer patient will need it.
Our multidisciplinary pancreatic cancer team includes medical oncologists, physicians who specialize in chemotherapy, who will work closely with you to customize the most appropriate treatment.
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.
Chemotherapy may be used at any stage of pancreatic cancer:
Chemotherapy 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.