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Pancreatic Cancer

  • What is pancreatic cancer?

    Pancreatic cancer is an abnormal growth of tissue in the pancreas. The pancreas is an abdominal organ that produces digestive juices in the exocrine pancreatic cells, and insulin and other hormones in the endocrine pancreatic cells to control blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer usually starts in the exocrine cells.

  • The causes of pancreatic cancer are unclear but you may be at risk if you:

    • Are overweight
    • Have a close relative with pancreatic cancer
    • Have diabetes
    • Have pancreatitis (swelling of the pancreas)
    • Smoke tobacco
  • The symptoms of pancreatic cancer are usually not obvious but may include:

    • Abdominal pain
    • Back pain
    • Indigestion, bloating and oily stools
    • Pain in the middle or upper part of the abdomen
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Jaundice (yellowish skin or whites of the eye)
  • You are likely to undergo surgery to remove the tumour or ease the symptoms. Other treatments include:

    • Radiation therapy (high-energy x-ray) after surgery or if surgery is not possible. This prevents the cancer from returning and may reduce pain and jaundice
    • Chemotherapy to improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy or if surgery and radiation therapy cannot be given
  • Our Specialists

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    • Ang Cheng Nee Benny

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Gastroenterology Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #09-10
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67330519
    • Ang Cher Siang Peter

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Oncocare Women's Cancer Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #06-22/23
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6252 5325
      Clinic:
      Oncocare Cancer Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-05
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6836 5201
    • Ang Peng Tiam

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth, Level 2 Mount Elizabeth Hospital
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67370733
      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-43/50 To 55
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6684 5522
    • Au Siew Cheng Elizabeth

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Elizabeth Au Oncology
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-01
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67374588
    • Chan Boon Yeow Daniel

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Icon Cancer Centre Novena
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #06-24/25
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6266 2273
      Clinic:
      Icon Cancer Centre Mount Elizabeth
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-03/04
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67378000
    • Chee Eng Nam Alexius

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Alexius Chee Gastroenterology & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #05-09
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6734 3343
    • Cheng Jun

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Cheng Jun Gastroenterology & Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #15-06
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6732 2282
    • Cheong Wei Kuen

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Wk Cheong Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67340716/673
    • Chia Chung King

      Specialty:
      Gastroenterology

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      Clinic:
      Gutcare Digestive.Liver.Endoscopy Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-58
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      67343435
      Clinic:
      Gutcare Digestive Liver Endoscopy Associates (Gutcare Orchard)
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #15-10
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6235 6651
    • Chia Whay Kuang John

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Curie Oncology
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-21/29/30
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6259 5538; 6592 8615

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