Pancreas cancer starts when abnormal cells develop and spread from the pancreas, an organ that aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar. Among the types of cancer, pancreatic cancer is relatively uncommon, but it is regarded as one of the most aggressive cancers with high mortality rates around the world. This illness is also known for being very difficult to treat, unless detected very early and in the hands of a highly skilled and experienced pancreas cancer surgeon.
According to the Singapore Cancer Registry, in the last five years, pancreas cancer ranks as one of the top causes of cancer deaths in men (#5) and women (#6) in the country. In preparation for World Pancreatic Cancer Day this coming November, we bring to you key facts that you need to know about this disease:
Digestive & Liver Surgery employs cutting-edge, minimally invasive medical and surgical techniques to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal and biliary conditions. Spearheaded by pancreas cancer surgeon Dr Victor Lee, the clinic offers procedures such as the whipple operation and laparoscopic pancreas cancer surgery. To schedule an appointment, call 6737-8878.
Senior Consultant Surgeon
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Surgery), MSc (Bioinformatics),
FAMS (General Surgery)
With 20 years of surgical experience, Dr Lee is trained and skilled in using minimally invasive techniques for liver, pancreas, gallbladder and hernia procedures.
His busy practice aside, Dr Lee is actively involved in postgraduate teaching and workshops for junior surgeons, and is still actively involved in academic research at the National University of Singapore.
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