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How will I receive chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer?

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Chemotherapy may be administered alone, or in combination with other treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy. Chemotherapy can be administered before surgery, after surgery, or both. When it is given before surgery, it is called neoadjuvant chemotherapy. When it is used after surgery, it is called adjuvant chemotherapy. It can be administered orally, by injection, or intravenously depending on the regimen and the drug. The best course of therapy is selected depending upon the specific characteristics of the patient's cancer to maximize the results of the treatment and increase survival. 

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