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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 organ in the abdomen (belly) that produces digestive juices (exocrine pancreatic cells), insulin and other hormones (endocrine pancreatic cells) to control blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer usually starts in the exocrine cells.

  • The causes of pancreatic cancer are not known, 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 stool
    • Pain in the middle or upper part of the abdomen
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Yellowish skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • You are likely to have surgery to remove the tumour or ease the symptoms. Other treatments include:

    • Chemotherapy to improve the radiation therapy's effectiveness, or if surgery and radiation therapy cannot be given
    • Radiation therapy (high-energy x-rays) after surgery or if surgery is not possible – this can prevent the cancer from returning and may reduce the pain and jaundice
  • Our Specialists

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    • Chin Tan Min

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-43/50 To 55
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6684 5522
      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #10-11/12
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      68363665
    • Choo Su Pin

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Curie Oncology
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-21
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6259 5538
    • Lee Kim Shang

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Mount Elizabeth Oncology Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth Level 2 Mount Elizabeth Hospital
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67312778
      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #13-16/17
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67338118
      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-43/50 to 55
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      68363665
    • Lim Sheow Lei

      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
    • Loh Poh Yen

      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
    • Tan Chee Seng

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Oncocare Cancer Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #09-59/60/61/62/63
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6694 1721
    • Wong Kong Min Reuben

      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
    • Lee Kuo Ann

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Radiation Oncology Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road, Basement 1 Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      69330128
    • 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

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