What Is Pancreatic Cancer? Every Thing You Need To Know Here

Total Pancreatectomy

Total pancreatectomy
Total pancreatectomy

In cases where the cancer has spread throughout the pancreas this type of surgery is performed in order to remove the entire pancreas. In addition to the pancreas some parts of gall bladder, stomach, small intestine and spleen are also removed to prevent the spread of cancer. After the removal of the pancreas, the patient is entirely dependent on medications for several body functions such as production of insulin and enzymes to digest food.

Side effects of surgery

After the removal of part or entire pancreas the body has to adapt itself to the new changes and go through certain side effects.

  • Diabetes
  • Pain
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Digestion problems