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Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Treatment & Drugs

Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Treatment & Drugs

Pancreatic cancer often requires extensive treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, cancer drugs, and more. About 20% of people are diagnosed in Stage I or II of pancreatic cancer, when it can be surgically removed.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Januvia induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Treatment for Stage 0-II Pancreatic cancer

  • Stage 0 Pancreatic Cancer: The cancer is only in the lining of the pancreas and has not spread.
  • Stage I Pancreatic Cancer: The tumor may be less than 2 cm in diameter, but it is only located in the pancreas.
  • Stage II Pancreatic Cancer: The tumor has spread outside the pancreas to tissues or organs that are close to the pancreas. It may have also spread to the lymph nodes.

Treatment for Stage 0 – II pancreatic cancer will likely include surgery to remove the cancerous tissue. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy may also be used to stop the progression of the disease. Pancreatic cancer can be cured in these early stages.

Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

In Stage 0 – II, treatment options will likely include one of the following surgeries:

  • Whipple procedure: This is only an option if the cancer is located in the “head” of the pancreas. The surgeon removes the head of the pancreas, the gallbladder, part of the bile duct, and the upper-most part of the small intestine (duodenum). About 20% of people who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer undergo this procedure, and of those people, about 20% survive more than 5 years.
  • Pancreatectomy: This is an option if the cancer is located in the “body” or “tail” of the pancreas. The surgeon may remove the entire pancreas or only a portion of the pancreas.

Treatment for Stage III-IV Pancreatic cancer

  • Stage III pancreatic cancer occurs when the cancer spreads to major blood vessels and/or the lymph nodes. The cancer is now capable of spreading throughout the body.
  • Stage IV pancreatic cancer is when the cancer has begun to grow in distant organs or tissues outside the pancreas, such as the lungs, liver, lymph nodes, etc.

Treatment for Stage III – IV pancreatic cancer will include palliative care to minimize pain, symptoms, and complications of the disease. It may also include surgery (such as a stent to open the intestines or bile duct) or chemotherapy to reduce the size of the tumor. Surgery may also be used to deaden nerves in the abdomen to reduce pain.

Factors that Influence Treatment Options

Treatment options may be affected by the following individual variables:

  • Can the cancer be removed with surgery?
  • What stage is the cancer?
  • Has the cancer spread to tissues outside the pancreas?
  • Does the patient have other health problems?
  • Is this a new diagnosis of pancreatic cancer or has it returned?

Drug Treatment

The National Cancer Institute and the FDA have provided the following list of medications that could potentially be used for Januvia pancreatic cancer treatment:

  • Adrucil (Fluorouracil)
  • Efudex (Fluorouracil)
  • Erlotinib Hydrochloride
  • Fluoroplex (Fluorouracil)
  • Fluorouracil
  • Gemcitabine Hydrochloride
  • Gemzar (Gemcitabine Hydrochloride)
  • Mitomycin C
  • Mitozytrex (Mitomycin C)
  • Mutamycin (Mitomycin C)
  • Tarceva (Erlotinib Hydrochloride)

More Information About Pancreatic Cancer

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