Proton Therapy Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is diagnosed when malignant cells are found in the tissue of the pancreas, an organ behind the stomach that is surrounded by many critical organs. The pancreas produces enzymes that contribute to proper digestion.
Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer death, spreading quickly and rarely detected early on. It often impacts African-Americans, those who are overweight or obese and those with diabetes.
Various Imaging Tests Used for Diagnosis
Imaging tests, such as an ultrasound, CT scan or MRI, are often used to detect pancreatic cancer.