Methodist Healthcare’s oncology specialists are highly trained to diagnose, treat and assist pancreatic cancer patients in the greater San Antonio community. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers due to the lack of detectable early warning signs in the body. It can spread quickly, especially in the early stages.
If you exhibit any of the following symptoms, it is important that you speak with a trained specialist at Methodist Healthcare:
- Abdominal pain that also reaches to your back
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes
- Significant weight loss
- Loss of appetite
Experts at Methodist Healthcare will use the latest cancer research technology to detect the presence of pancreatic cancer. Tests may include ultrasounds, computerized imaging or biopsy exams.
If pancreatic cancer is detected and treatment becomes necessary, physicians will determine the right course of action based on the stage of the disease and the general health and age of the patient. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery are all potential options for eliminating pancreatic cancer. Our team of experts at Methodist Healthcare is committed to treating our patients and their families with the highest amount of care and comfort, both in and out of the hospital.