This targeted therapy assist your immune system to find and eliminate the tumor cells. Late stage pancreatic cancer with MMR (DNA mismatch repair) deficiency or high MSI (microsatellite instability) are approved for immunotherapy.
High energy x-rays are used to destroy your pancreatic cancer cells. The type of treatment, dose and frequency are determined by your radiation oncologist.
If diagnostic tests show that your cancer has spread throughout your pancreas, your surgeon may recommend a total removal of the pancreas, involving removal of the gallbladder, part of the stomach, part of the small intestine, the lower half of the bile duct, the spleen, and nearby lymph nodes.
WHIPPLE PROCEDURE (PANCREATODUODENECTOMY)
If your bile duct tumor is outside the liver (extrahepatic), your gallbladder, part of your stomach, part of your small intestine, your bile ducts and the right section of your pancreas is surgically removed.