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Choosing a Physician and Surgeon to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Physician or Surgeon to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

Methodist Dallas Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation awarded certification by The Joint Commission for pancreatic surgery and the first in Texas awarded certification for pancreatic cancer. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has put together a helpful guide that can help you ask questions of your health care team after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Questions to ask about a doctor’s experience:

  • Have you ever cared for other people with pancreatic cancer?
  • How many people with pancreatic cancer do you care for each year?
  • What have been the results for these people? Did they have a similar diagnosis?
  • Do you work with a multidisciplinary team? Who are they and what are their specialties?

For answers to these questions and others regarding choosing a physician to treat pancreatic cancer, download a printer friendly pdf version of Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Contact the Pancreatic Cancer Program at Methodist Dallas

For more information about pancreatic cancer treatment options and pancreatic cancer resources at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, call at 214-933-6601

Information contained on these pages has been gathered from independent sources and is for informational use only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice and information provided by your health care provider. Any decision you make regarding your health care options should be made after consulting a qualified physician.

Sources:
American Cancer Society 
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network  
Staywell Health Library  

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.

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