Best Pancreas Cancer Treatment In India By Renowned Doctor

Dr. Praveen Kammar

MCh | MS | MBBS ( 13+ Years of Experience )

GI-Colorectal Surgery | Laparoscopic | Robotic Colorectal Surgery Consultant

Our Hospitals Are COVID-19 Safe

  • Heart
    Affordable & World Class Treatment
  • first-aid-kit
    Modern Infrastructure
  • Doc-1
    Award Winning Medical Team

Consult With Dr. Praveen

Book Instant Appointment By Filling The Form Below

    Our Hospitals Are COVID-19 Safe

    • heart-1
      Affordable & World Class Treatment
    • first-aid-kit-1
      Modern Infrastructure
    • Doc-1-1
      Award Winning Medical Team

    Why Choose Dr. Praveen

    Dr. Praveen Kammar is a renowned surgical oncologist practising in Mumbai. He has 13+ years of experience in General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Onco Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, and Robotic Surgery.

    1500+

    Patients Treated

    13+ Years

    Years of experience

    1000+

    Procedures Performed

    Surgeries Performed

    Here are the different types of cancer surgeries that we provide:

    Sphincter Saving Surgeries In Rectal Cancer

    • Ultra low anterior resection
    • Intersphincteric resection
    • TEMS- Trans-anal Endoscopic Microsurgery
    • TAMIS-Trans Anal Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Cancer Surgeries Using Laparoscopy And Robotic Surgery

    • Esophagus cancer
    • Stomach cancer
    • Colon cancer
    • Rectal cancer
    • Kidney tumor
    • Endometrial cancer
    • Cervical cancer
    • Mediastinal tumors
    Fig 04. Single Small Peritoneal Deposit In Pelvic Peritoneum From Gastric Cancer

    Cytoreductive Surgery And Hipec

    • Ovarian cancer
    • Appendicular cancers
    • Psuedomyxoma peritoenii
    • Colroectal cancers
    • Stomach cancer
    • Primary peritoneal cancer
    • Endometrial cancer
    • Peritoneal mesothelioma

    Digestive System Cancer

    • Cancer of the esophagus
    • Cancer of the stomach
    • Cancer of the colon
    • Cancer of the rectum
    • Cancer of the pancreas
    • Cancer of the biliary tree
    • Cancer of the liver
    • Cancer of gall bladder

    Book An Appointment To Consult With Dr. Praveen Kammar

    Call us on

    Whatsapp us on

    Dr. Praveen Kammar

    Colo-Rectal Surgeon | MBBS | MS | MCh Surgical Oncology

    With over 13+ years of experience in Oncology, Dr. Praveen Kammar is one of the top and most renowned Oncologist in Mumbai.

    He got his fellowship in GI –colorectal surgery ( Ethicon sponsored) from Tata memorial centre, where he was trained in robotic, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC for colorectal cancer, transanal surgeries for small rectal cancers under Prof Avanish Saklani.

    He received further training in peritoneal malignancies, cytoreductive surgery, HIPEC and PIPAC to deal with ovarian cancer, mesotheliomas, primary peritoneal malignancies with Dr Sanket Mehta in Saifee Hospital, Mumbai.

    He also holds a fellowship in Colorectal surgery from Yopnsei cancer centre, Seoul, South Korea.

    Dr. Praveen Kammar

    Book An Appointment To Consult With Dr. Praveen Kammar

    Call us on

    Whatsapp us on

    Awards

    International Career Development Scholarship
    (Awarded in 2021)

    Dr. Praveen has been awarded “International Career Development Scholarship” from American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons for the year 2021.

    As a part of the Scholarship, he will be travelling to San Diego, USA to attend the annual meeting of from American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons ( ASCRS) to be held in April 2021.

    Visiting 2-3 colorectal units of excellence in USA to further his knowledge and skills in treating colorectal diseases

    Awards

    Network Of Associated Hospitals

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Pancreatic cancer starts inside the tissues of your pancreas. The pancreas is a small organ behind the stomach, which helps digestion by releasing enzymes, producing hormones, and maintaining the body’s blood sugar. These enzymes also help break starch and fat.

    There can be growths developing inside the pancreas, which can either be cancerous or non-cancerous tumours. Often, cancer can be found in the cell lining inside the duct carrying digestive enzymes and hormones out of the pancreas and is commonly known as Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma or PDAC.

    Pancreatic cancer is very rarely detected in its early stages. And when detected, it is hardly ever curable because it does not start showing any symptoms before it reaches other organs.

    The various treatments of this cancer include surgical removal of the tumour, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a blend of these. It is determined by the cancer specialist based on the stage of cancer, symptoms shown and patient’s health at the time.

    Pancreatic cancer has various common symptoms based on the stage the cancer is in, some of which are,

    • Jaundice: Jaundice is a medical condition with yellow staining of skin and sclerae (the white layer around the iris in the eyes). It is typically caused by the obstruction of the bile duct. It may also cause itchy skin, dark urine and fatty or greasy stool. Yellow skin is caused by the build-up of bilirubin (a dark yellowish-brown pigment released by the liver) in the blood.

    So how can jaundice point towards pancreatic cancer? Although hepatitis or gallstones commonly cause jaundice, it is usually the first symptom of pancreatic cancer, almost always experienced by the patients.

    The liver produces bile, travelling through the bile duct into the intestines. It (bile) helps break down the fats and sugar, finally excreted with the stool. But if the bile duct is blocked by forming a tumour (from the pancreas), it will cause the build-up of bilirubin, resulting in jaundice. That’s why jaundice is considered one of the first symptoms of pancreatic cancer. In some instances, the tumour formed in the pancreas does not start pressing on the duct before spreading through the pancreas and often other organs (especially the liver), worsening jaundice and, in turn, aggravating cancer.

    Upper or Middle Belly/Back Pain: Severe or recurring abdominal pain is one of the most familiar symptoms of pancreatic cancer. As the tumour starts growing, it presses against other organs nearby, which leads to discomfort and pain.

    Since pancreatic cancer is seldom detected at its early stages, it spreads around the pancreas to various adjoining nerves, resulting in back pain.

    But it is essential to understand that you might be experiencing abdominal and back pain due to other reasons. So it is crucial to meet with a doctor before speculating.

    • Nausea and Vomiting: In some instances, the tumour grows near the stomach, blocking the food passage in the digestive system. Due to this blockage, patients may feel nausea and regurgitation.
    • Gallbladder or Liver Swelling: When a tumour grows in size and blocks the bile duct, the excess bile accumulates in the gallbladder, resulting in swelling. If it (gallbladder) has grown considerably, the doctor may spot the bump under the right rib cage. But if it hasn’t grown and you’re still feeling the pain, then the doctor may suggest a CT (Computed Tomography) scan or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). The tumour or multiples of them can be spotted through these tests.

    If cancer has reached the liver, then it may result in acute pain as well. It can be examined by CT scan and MRI as well.

    Some other acute symptoms are,

    • Loss of appetite
    • Fever
    • Fatigue
    • Multiple blood clots
    • Instantaneous weight loss
    • Body chills and excessive sweating.

    If you experience any symptom (or a combination of them), especially chronic ones like jaundice, look for the best hospital for pancreatic cancer in India or visit Dr Praveen Kammar.

    The stage is a term given to cancer based on the tumour size, where it started, the extent to which it has spread, and its spread. Pancreatic cancer has five stages,

    • Stage 0: In this stage, there is no spread. The cancer is located and limited to the upper layer of the cell lining in the pancreas duct. Cancer can not even be spotted in the imaging tests and hasn’t spread outside the pancreas.
    • Stage I: Cancer has local growth. Confined to the pancreas. It has grown less than 2cm, i.e. stage IA or more than 2cm but less than 4cm, i.e. stage IB.
    • Stage II: Pancreatic cancer is over 4cm. But it still is confined to the pancreas or has local growth. It hasn’t spread to any other nerve, node or adjacent organ.
    • Stage III: Cancer has gotten to the nearby blood vessels and nerves, but it hasn’t reached any vital organs.
    • Stage IV: Cancer has spread to the adjacent and major organs like the liver and lungs. It can be of any size.

    It is often quite difficult to determine the stage of pancreatic cancer. A doctor, even the best pancreatic cancer surgeon in India, can not determine the stage of cancer just based on the symptoms shown by the patient. So CT scan and MRI scan are used for it, and the patient is classified in a particular stage.

    Surgical removal of the tumour causing cancer possesses many risks. That’s why it is necessary to perform some tests to determine whether it is possible to cure cancer by the surgical removal method (resectable), dividing cancer into certain groups as follows,

    • Resectable: Upon the CT scan and MRI, if cancer hasn’t spread (or at least not much) and the doctor feels it can be removed, it is resectable. But about 10% of pancreatic cancers are determined as resectable by the time they are first diagnosed.
    • Unresectable: Or locally advanced. When cancer has spread to the major blood vessels and nerves and has reached stage III, it is not safe to remove the tumour surgically.
    • Metastatic: When the tumour has become widespread and reached other vital organs like lungs and liver. Usually in stage IV.

    If the pancreatic cancer is diagnosed as resectable, life can be extended after surgical removal and chemotherapy.

    Many studies show that at least 1 in 64 people could be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. But there are various factors,

    • Age: Over 80% of the cases are found in people aged between 60 and 80.
    • Genetics: Studies show that 5% to 10% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have also had a close relative diagnosed with it.
    • Diabetes: People having Type 2 diabetes are more at risk.
    • Obesity: According to a study, people with a BMI of over 30 are twice the risk than those who do more exercise.
    • Race: People of African descent or Africans are more at risk.
    • Smoking: Active smokers are more at risk than those who don’t smoke. But if you have not smoked for more than ten years, the risk lowers.
    • Gender: Since statistically, men smoke more than women, that’s why men are more at risk.
    • Pancreatitis: Heavy drinkers and tobacco consumers are more at risk.
    • High-fat diet: People who consume a diet high in fat and meat are more at risk than healthy diets.
    • Chemical Exposure: People working in metalworks, dry cleaning or any other chemical-related industry are more at risk.

    Getting rid of some of these risk factors does not guarantee that you will never be diagnosed with pancreatic cancers. But, getting rid of smoking, heavy drinking and tobacco and having a healthy diet will tip the scales in your favour.

    As with any other cancer, the treatment for pancreatic cancer depends upon the cancer stage when diagnosed. These are,

    • Surgery: If the cancer is diagnosed as resectable, then the tumour formed is surgically removed by removing certain specific or all parts of the pancreas. But if the cancer is in the higher stages, then it is not suitable to perform surgery.
    • Radiation Therapy: Once cancer spreads outside the pancreas and is unsuitable for surgery, radiation therapy is used. X-Ray and other high-energy beams are used to destroy the cancerous cells.
    • Chemotherapy: In some cases, the doctors combine other therapies with cancer-killing drugs to prevent further growth.
    • Targeted Therapy: Targeted therapy uses specific drugs to destroy specifically targeted cancerous cells. These drugs do not harm normal and healthy cells.

    Choosing the right option forward is very important in any cancer treatment. So consult a doctor before taking any step. You can get the best pancreas cancer treatment in India under Dr Praveen Kammar, highly regarded as one of the best oncologists specializing in pancreatic cancer.