Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer can be difficult to detect and diagnose. Nebraska Medicine has a team of specialists experienced in treating pancreatic cancer and a variety of other pancreas-related illnesses. They will arm you with the ideal treatment plan for you.

Patient Guides

Why Nebraska Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer Care?

Expertise

We have cancer doctors who specialize in treating pancreatic cancer. Their experience and knowledge will ensure that you receive an accurate diagnosis and the most advanced, up-to-date therapies. Our cancer specialists are known for their ability to treat the most complex cases with the best possible prognosis. Patients undergoing cancer treatment at Nebraska Medicine also have access to our 24/7 Infusion Center at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, which serves as both a treatment center and 24/7 urgent-care-type facility. A rare offering in the region.

A Nuanced Diagnosis

The majority of pancreatic cancers are pancreatic adenocarcinoma, a cancer that starts in the glands of the pancreas. While other types of pancreatic cancer are quite rare, each type behaves uniquely and is treated very differently, so making an accurate diagnosis with a biopsy is very important. Our cancer specialists have the experience and expertise to stack the odds of a correct diagnosis the first time in your favor, so you get the treatment you need.

A Team Approach

At Nebraska Medicine, we bring specialists from a variety of medical disciplines together, multiplying exponentially the likelihood of an accurate diagnosis for you. The options for treating pancreatic cancer typically include drugs (chemotherapy), surgery and radiation therapy depending on your type of pancreatic cancer.

We’re involved in the latest research.

There is a lot of research happening, both around the world and here at Nebraska Medicine to improve the detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Our doctors are involved in pancreatic cancer research and clinical trials. By coming to Nebraska Medicine, you will have access to the latest treatments and therapies in clinical trials if you qualify, before they become available to the general public. See what trials related to pancreatic cancer are currently underway.

Addressing Your Personal Care Needs

Addressing a patient’s physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs are important aspects of providing a more complete and holistic approach to care. A host of amenities and supportive services are available to help meet these needs. This includes personal care services such as wigs, wig fittings, prosthetic and bra fittings, yoga, massage therapy, skin care and make-up lessons specifically geared for people with or recovering from cancer are also provided in a private setting.

Cancer Support Services

Finding out that you have cancer can be a very emotional and difficult time. You will likely have many questions and issues to work through. We will be with you every step of the way. Nebraska Medicine offers a host of cancer support services to help you with your physical, emotional, educational and financial needs.

We're Here for you Long After Your Treatment

Our Survivorship Clinic is designed to help you deal with the emotional and physical challenges cancer can leave behind such as fear of recurrence, physical and medical long-term side effects and helping you return to a normal life again. It will also help you transition back into the care of your primary care physician.

Accreditations and Awards

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Blue Distinction Center+

Blue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+ have a proven history of delivering exceptional care and results. Nebraska Medicine has received Blue Distinction in pancreatic cancer care.