Tests and Treatments

Hepatobiliary Cancer Screening & Staging

Cancer screening exams are important medical tests done when you’re at risk, but don’t have symptoms. These tests are helpful to find cancer at its earliest stage, when the chances for successful outcomes are highest.

If you are at high risk based on family history, speak to your doctor about whether testing might be right for you. This might include:

  • Endoscopic ultrasound: An endoscope with an ultrasound probe on the end is inserted through the mouth into the pancreas
  • CT or CAT (computed axial tomography) scans to look for abnormalities

If you have been diagnosed with a pancreatic or liver disease, the following tests and treatments are some of the most commonly offered.
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Surgery

Meridian’s Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program provides treatment for a wide range of malignant and non-malignant conditions affecting the liver and pancreas.
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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells or to slow down their growth.
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Radiation Therapy 

Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that targets tumors with radiation. In some cases, doctors also use radiation therapy to improve quality of life for patients.
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