Robotic surgery helping pancreatic cancer patients

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Robotic surgery helping pancreatic cancer patients

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by KING 5 HealthLink

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Posted on October 21, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth-leading cancer killer in the U.S. and the treatment can be brutal on patients.  

However, doctors say advancements in robotic surgery can lessen the pain, speed up recovery, and possibly improve chances of survival. See how a complex treatment called the robotic whipple procedure is helping pancreatic cancer patients in Washington. 

Resource links:

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance: Robot-Assisted Surgery
 

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