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Whipple procedure: An overview
A Whipple procedure, also known as a pancreaticoduodenectomy, is a complex operation to remove the head of the pancreas, the first part of the small intestine, the gallbladder and the bile duct. It is the most common surgery to treat pancreatic cancer that's confined to the head of the pancreas. Find out more about this and related procedures for treatment of pancreatic disease.
Biological therapy for cancer
Biological therapy for cancer uses the body's immune system to kill cancer cells, slow tumor growth and prevent the spread of cancer. It often causes fewer toxic side effects than other cancer treatments. Learn more about the different biological therapies and how they work.
Carcinoid tumors, which are a subset of tumors called neuroendocrine tumors, usually begin in the digestive tract (stomach, appendix, small intestine, colon and rectum) or in the lungs. They are slow-growing and often don't cause signs and symptoms until late in the disease. Learn more about the symptoms of carcinoid tumors and when you should seek medical care.
Shortly before Thanksgiving 2021, Jerry Haines, a part-time farmer and retired butter and cheesemaker, was helping another farmer with fall chores. He felt good but ...
May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the risk factors for bladder cancer and what you can do ...
May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about metastatic brain cancer. Overall, the chance that a person will develop ...