Bariatric Surgeon in Chennai

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Do You Know About Pancreatic Cancer?

The pancreas is situated in the abdomen which lies horizontally behind the lower part of the stomach help in the digestion by secreting certain enzymes.  At the same time, the hormones secreted by pancreas helps to manage blood sugar.  Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissue of the pancreas and more often spreads to nearby organs.  Different kinds of pancreatic cancers are squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma of the pancreas and adenosquamous carcinoma.   Pancreatic cancers are classified as primary cancers(cancer arise in the organ itself) and metastatic cancers (cancer arise in other organs and affect the pancreas). 

Dr.Deepak Subramanian and his team will be providing quality treatment in pancreatic disorders.  He is one of the best gastroenterologists available in Chennai.

Causes of Pancreatic Cancer

The actual cause of pancreatic cancer is unknown but researchers revealed that the role of smoking in the disease.  

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Itching skin 
  • Decreased appetite
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Blood clots
  • New onset of diabetes
  • Pain in the upper abdomen that radiates to the back
  • Jaundice


  • Maintain a healthy weight: Work to maintain weight by daily exercise.
  • Diet: Consume diet rich in vegetable and whole grains
  • Stop smoking

Associated Conditions

Weight loss, jaundice, pain and bowel obstruction are the conditions associated with pancreatic cancer.


Imaging techniques like CT, MRI and Positron Emission Tomography(PET), biopsy test and blood test are the most popular diagnostic techniques available.


Treatment includes, 
  • Surgery: Surgery for tumors in the pancreatic head, surgery for tumors in the pancreatic body and tail, surgery to remove the entire pancreas and surgery for tumors affecting nearby blood vessels the most popular surgeries available
  • Radiation: This therapy uses high energy beams such as those made from X-rays and protons to destroy cancer cells.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemical drugs are used to kill cancer cells. 

The above-mentioned treatments are sometimes combined and used to treat cancer. If the patient does not show any benefit on the conventional treatment, the physician will suggest relief treatments or palliative treatments.  

Dr.Deepak Subramanian is renowned for his experience in providing digestive care to the patients. He has performed more than 2000 basic and advanced laparoscopic surgeries and around 3000 upper GI endoscopes.  


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