Detection & Treatment Options | Phoenix CyberKnife Radiation & Oncology Center

Pancreatic Cancer –Detection & Treatment Options

Types & Stages
Detection & Treatment Options

Detecting & Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadlier types of cancer with a one-year survival rate hanging around 20 percent and a five-year survival rate of 5 percent. Although it is fast moving, it is still treatable, especially if it is detected early on. It is important that you seek help from a Phoenix cancer center such as Phoenix CyberKnife if you notice any of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

Symptoms and Detection

Some types of pancreatic cancer do not exhibit symptoms until the tumors have grown large or spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms can include

  • Fatigue
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Pain in the middle or higher parts of the back or abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Depression
  • Jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin)

People who smoke, have a family history of pancreatitis, have diabetes, or have chronic pancreatitis are at a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer. The tumors can only be accurately diagnosed using imaging technology or tissue removal.


Pancreatic cancer is often treated with a combination of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. However, there are new methods of treatment in development all the time. Here at Phoenix Cyberknife and Radiation Oncology Center, we can also use the non-invasive CyberKnife surgical options. We also utilize robotics engineering and the latest technology in radiation oncology and medical imaging.

Average radiation treatment can take weeks to complete, but CyberKnife only involves daily sessions for up to five days. There is little downtime; in fact, you can still return to work and your other daily routines after a treatment.

Contact Us

There is no reason to wait for treatment when you receive any cancer diagnosis, but this is particularly the case with pancreatic cancer. The earlier the diagnosis and the plan of treatment is made, the better the prospects are likely to be. To learn more about Phoenix pancreatic cancer treatment and detection options, contact us at 602-441-3845.


Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients. Treatments will continue as our staff is taking extra precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all patients. We are working closely with local and national health authorities to stay informed on all important developments.

Contact our office prior to your appointment.

Phoenix Cyberknife Radiation Oncology is dedicated to the health and safety of our employees, patients, and their families. With the recent spread of COVID-19 and the height of cold and flu season, it is important to be mindful of not only yourself but others around you as well. These viruses are spread from person to person through coughing, sneezing, contact with contaminated surfaces and close personal contact. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: runny nose, dry cough, low-grade fevers or shortness of breath; please contact our office prior to your appointment for further instruction

Click here for more information for the Arizona Department of Health Services.