Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment in Columbus

A pancreatic cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. At Columbus CyberKnife, we offer hope through the innovative CyberKnife system, which delivers precise, targeted radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Our team of experienced professionals understands the unique challenges of pancreatic cancer and is dedicated to providing the best possible care.

Understanding Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer arises from the cells of the pancreas, an organ situated behind the lower part of the stomach. This type of cancer is particularly challenging because it often doesn’t show clear symptoms until its advanced stages.

The exact causes of pancreatic cancer are not completely understood, but several risk factors have been identified:

  • Genetic factors: A family history of the disease can increase risk, especially certain genetic mutations like BRCA1 or BRCA2.
  • Lifestyle factors: Smoking doubles the risk of pancreatic cancer. Obesity and heavy alcohol use have also been linked to higher rates of the disease.
  • Medical conditions: Long-term diabetes, chronic pancreatitis (often due to heavy alcohol use), and certain inherited conditions can elevate risk.

Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can be difficult, but recognizing potential warning signs can make a significant difference. If you experience any of these symptoms persistently, schedule a doctor’s appointment:

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Abdominal pain that may extend to the back
  • New-onset diabetes or existing diabetes that becomes more difficult to control
  • Digestive issues, including light-colored or floating stools and dark urine

What is the CyberKnife?

The CyberKnife system represents the breakthrough in cancer treatment technology. This non-surgical treatment uses advanced robotics and precise computer guidance to deliver high-dose radiation directly to pancreatic tumors.

Unlike traditional radiation therapy, CyberKnife requires no incisions, making it a pain-free option that minimizes side effects and reduces hospital time.

Benefits of the CyberKnife in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

  • True Robotic Precision: The CyberKnife system is unique in its robotic design, featuring a linear accelerator (LINAC) mounted on a robot arm. This setup allows for radiation delivery from thousands of different angles with sub-millimeter precision. Such accuracy is crucial in treating pancreatic cancer, where the tumor’s proximity to critical structures necessitates meticulous targeting to spare healthy tissues.
  • Real-Time Motion Synchronization: One of the significant challenges in radiation therapy is managing the slight movements of the patient and internal organs. The CyberKnife addresses this with its real-time motion synchronization technology. This capability ensures the radiation beam adapts to movement during treatment, maintaining accuracy and allowing for smaller margins around the tumor. This reduces the radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues, enhancing safety and comfort.
  • Reduced Treatment Time: Unlike traditional radiation therapies, which can take multiple weeks and over 30-40 sessions for pancreatic cancer treatment, the CyberKnife only takes 5 sessions, dramatically reducing the treatment time and allowing quick recovery for patients.

Why Columbus CyberKnife for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment?

At Columbus CyberKnife, we understand the emotional and physical stress associated with pancreatic cancer. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care, ensuring that each patient feels supported throughout their treatment journey. 

Expertise: Our radiation oncologists are leaders in radiation therapy and have extensive experience using the CyberKnife technology.

Precision: We develop treatment plans that are not only effective but also respect the patient’s quality of life.

Compassion: We prioritize patient comfort and support, understanding the importance of holistic care.

Reach Out to Us Now

Pancreatic cancer presents significant challenges, but with advanced technologies like the CyberKnife system at Columbus CyberKnife, there is hope for effective treatment with fewer side effects and less disruption to patients’ lives.

We invite you to reach out and learn more about how we can help you or your loved one fight pancreatic cancer with precision and care.


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Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related death in the U.S.

3 years

For patients who are diagnosed before pancreatic cancer spreads, the average pancreatic cancer survival time is 3 years.