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Can pancreas transplants help people with pancreatic cancer?

Unfortunately, replacing the pancreas would not clear pancreatic cancer, because most cases of pancreatic cancer are diagnosed after they have already spread. The cancer would also likely return, because to have an organ transplant, people have to take immunosuppressant medication.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Colorectal cancer

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