Surgical resection is the only potentially curative treatment for gastrointestinal cancers
Dr. Shefali Agrawal, MS, FACS
Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
Department of Surgical Oncology
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals
Sarita Vihar, Delhi Mathura Road
New Delhi 110 076, India
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death. Surgical resection is the only curative treatment.
Surgical resection is the only potentially curative treatment for cancer of stomach, colon and rectum.
Most pancreatic cysts are not at risk for cancer and accurate identification of high-risk cysts will avoid unnecessary surgery.