Leading Swiss gastrointestinal cancer surgeon discusses importance of good local resection of pancreatic cancer tumor. Even when distant metastases from pancreatic cancer are present, good “local control” of primary pancreatic tumor has large influence on quality of life of patients with pancreatic cancer.
Why local control of pancreatic cancer tumor is crucial for survival and quality of life of patients? How surgical treatment strategy of pancreatic cancer treatment has changed recently? What are the best surgery options for pancreatic cancer today? Leading Swiss abdominal and esophageal cancer surgeon explains best practices in surgical cancer treatment. 23
Pancreatic cancer life quality depends on local control of tumor. Resection of pancreatic cancer tumor is important even if metastases are present in other organs. Quality of life of pancreatic cancer patients depends on problems at pancreatic tumor site. Complete resection of pancreatic tumor should be done even in the presence of liver or other organ metastases.