Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer: What treatment options are there?
I recently watched a news clip on the national news about advances made in the treatment of inoperative pancreatic tumors, which consisted of chemo therapy treatment (to completely kill the tumor, didn't know that was possible) followed by radiation...and a third step. Was wondering if anyone knows more about this more recent revelation? My wife has been diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer, the tumor is at the head of the pancreases and is obstructing/enclosing the bile duct and some major blood vessels. I have been told it is inoperable. Diagnosed in October and receiving 2 chemo drugs since November, every other week. No metastasizing of the cancer at this point but the tumor itself appears to have grown. Told whipple procedure is not an option. Does anyone else know of a similar situation and or other possible treatment options? I was hoping to learn more about the recent news report I mentioned above.