What is pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer occurs when a cell in the pancreas is damaged and the malignant (cancer) cell starts to grow out of control. There are several types of pancreatic cancer, but the most common form occurs in the lining of the pancreatic duct.

Pancreatic cancer treatment

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer can be overwhelming, but our dedicated team of cancer care experts at Baylor Scott & White Health will apply advanced medicine, treatments and research to bring hope and healing to you and your loved ones.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of pancreatic cancer, and personal preferences. Pancreatic cancer treatment options may include:

  • Surgery
    • Whipple procedure*
    • Total pancreatectomy
    • Distal pancreatectomy
    • Palliative procedure

*Offered at the following locations: Baylor University Medical Center part of Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple

Specialized centers for pancreatic cancer care

Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas​ 

Our comprehensive Pancreatic Cancer Center is dedicated to excellence in the research, prevention, early detection, treatment and pursuit of a cure for patients with pancreatic cancer. We are working to make the previously inoperable patient, operable.

Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple

Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for gastrointestinal cancer. The multidisciplinary group of physicians on the medical staff has the specialized training and the experience necessary to diagnose, evaluate and treat cancers in the GI tract.