Pancreatic Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society about 53,670 people in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. The average lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer for both men and women is 1.5% (about 1 in 65) although this is largely dependent on the existing risk factors. About Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer develops […]

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Premier Surgeon Performs Area’s 1st Robotic-Assisted Whipple Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

KNOXVILLE, TN  – General Surgeon, Dr. David Harrell of Premier Surgical Associates, is among the first surgeons in Tennessee -and the first in East Tennessee to perform robotic-assisted surgery for pancreatic cancer. The Whipple procedure, also known as a  pancreaticoduodenectomy, is a complex operation most often performed to remove a cancerous growth from the pancreas—the organ […]

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What You Need to Know After a Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis is always a shocking experience and one that can lead to a bit of an anatomy lesson in order to understand the affected part of the body and its function. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, here are several things you need to know. The prognosis isn’t good, but surgery […]

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