Pancreatic Cancer

Gastroenterology Specialist | Prof. Dr. Mehmet Çağlıkülekçi


If pancreatic cancer is diagnosed early, treatment options are often more effective. Therefore, it is important to know the risk factors, recognize the symptoms and not neglect regular health checks. Contact us to get information about the pancreatic cancer treatment of our doctor, who brings hope to thousands of patients with more than 30 years of experience and hundreds of successful treatments.

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Early Diagnosis Saves Lives: Know, Control, Treat!

Pancreatic cancer usually does not cause symptoms in the early stages, making diagnosis difficult. But early diagnosis can increase the treatability and chances of survival of pancreatic cancer. Therefore, it is vital to recognize the symptoms of pancreatic cancer and pay attention to regular health checks.

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Stage I

At this stage, the cancer is confined within the pancreas and has not spread to nearby lymph nodes or distant organs. It may affect a specific area of the pancreas, such as the head or tail.

Stage II

Stage II pancreatic cancer may have spread to more parts of the pancreas or to neighboring organs. Nearby lymph nodes may also be affected at this stage.

Stage III

At this stage, the cancer has spread to more areas and surrounding large vessels. However, it has not yet spread to distant organs.

Stage IV

At this stage, pancreatic cancer has spread to distant organs or lymph nodes in the body. This stage is the most advanced and widespread stage of cancer.

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Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

Loss of Appetite and Weight Loss

Sudden loss of appetite and significant weight loss may occur.


Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) may occur. Jaundice occurs as a result of blockage of the bile ducts.

Stomach Pain or Back Pain

Pain may be felt, especially in the head area of the pancreas. These pains can often be unbearable.

Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting may occur due to digestive system problems.


Pancreatic cancer can affect insulin production, which can lead to the development of diabetes.

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Treatment Methods

Surgical intervention

Surgical intervention

One of the most effective methods to treat pancreatic cancer is surgery. Surgery involves removing cancerous pancreatic tissue.

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Chemotherapy involves using drugs to destroy or control cancer cells.

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Radiotherapy aims to kill cancer cells or control their growth using high-energy radiation.

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Immunotherapy involves using drugs that help the immune system fight cancer.

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Radioembolization involves injecting radioactive substances directly into cancerous pancreatic tissue.

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The Importance of Early Diagnosis

Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that usually becomes apparent in advanced stages and is difficult to treat. However, early diagnosis is the most powerful tool to control this deadly disease. Pancreatic cancer cases diagnosed in the early stages offer more treatment options and better chances of survival. Therefore, attending regular health checks is as vital as recognizing the symptoms and knowing the risk factors. Early diagnosis may prevent patients from needing less aggressive treatments and preserve quality of life.

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