Pancreatic Cancer

If you've been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, look to Mercy's cancer care team to provide the best in comprehensive, compassionate cancer care. From explaining what lies ahead to discussing your treatment options, we provide everything you need to manage your condition and move forward.

It’s not often that most people even think about the pancreas. Tucked in the abdomen behind the lower part of the stomach, the pancreas helps your body process sugar and digest the food you eat. Pancreatic cancer begins when cells mutate and grow uncontrollably, forming a tumor.

Mercy specialists help to relieve pain and make you as comfortable as possible.

You should see your doctor if you begin to experience upper abdominal pain, jaundice or yellowing of skin, loss of appetite, an unexplained weight loss, or other pancreatic cancer symptoms. If your doctor suspects pancreatic cancer, you may have diagnostic imaging tests such as ultrasound, CT scan or MRI.

There are different ways to provide pancreatic cancer treatment, including:

  • Surgical removal of the cancerous part of the pancreas (resection)
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted drug therapy


In treatment, our goal is to eliminate the cancer if possible. When that is not an option, we focus on preventing the cancer from growing or causing additional pain. Mercy’s team approach to care means we’re there with you and your family every step of the way.

Providers Nearby

Nathan Yennumi Tonlaar, MD, Radiation Oncology, Mercy
Radiation Oncology
Mercy Clinic
 | Offers E-Visits
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158.7 miles
Andria Marie Gibb, PA, Radiation Oncology, Mercy
Radiation Oncology
Mercy Clinic
158.7 miles
Kimberly M. Creach, MD, Radiation Oncology, Mercy
Radiation Oncology
Mercy Clinic
158.7 miles
Christopher Fleighton Estes, MD, Radiation Oncology, Mercy
Radiation Oncology
Mercy Clinic
158.7 miles

Locations Nearby

Mercy Cancer Center - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Oncology - Sullivan

  • 1326 S. Service Road West
    Sullivan, MO 63080
  • (636) 390-1600
  • Hours of Operations:
    By appointment only. Please call to schedule.
106.5 Miles

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