Dr. Nadim Haddad answers commonly asked questions about pancreatic cancer, including pancreatic cancer stages and when surgery is recommended.
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1. Introduction (0:00)
2. What is the Pancreas? (2:45)
3. What are some of the risk factors for pancreatic disease? (3:42)
4. What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer? (5:20)
5. How do you diagnose pancreatic cancer? (6:40)
6. How is pancreatic cancer staged? (7:49)
7. What are the stages of pancreatic cancer and what do they mean? (8:55)
8. When is surgery recommended for pancreatic cancer? (10:36)
9. Can a pancreas be removed? (12:37)
10. Can the pancreas be transplanted? (13:15)
11. What are the treatments for pancreatic cancer? (13:44)
12. How is endoscopy used in pancreatic cancer? (14:36)
13. How is CyberKnife used in pancreatic cancer? (16:10)
14. Why is it important to seek a comprehensive pancreatic program? (17:12)
15. What clinical trials are available for pancreatic cancer at MedStar Georgetown? (18:21)
16. What is molecular testing of pancreatic cancer? (19:00)
17. Why is pancreatic cancer such a challenging disease? (20:05)
18. What do you see as the future treatment of pancreatic cancer? (20:35)
19. What is the association between obesity and pancreatic cancer? (21:47)
20. Why should I come to MedStar Georgetown for pancreatic cancer treatment? (22:40)