why is someone with pancreatic cancer told that they don”t have to have radiation?

Question by baltimstigletblue: why is someone with pancreatic cancer told that they don”t have to have radiation?
I was told that someone who had pancreatic cancer couldn’t have surgery then they can’t have radiation but they could have chemo therapy

Best answer:

Answer by Denisedds
Radiation has no place in treatment as it will do no good.
Chemo is only palliative and does very little to extend life.
I would choose no treatment if I were in this situation,

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    N May 9, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Certain cancers just don’t respond to radiation. Others don’t respond to chemo.
    Treatment plans are always based on the type of cancer, location, size and if it has spread.

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    jean ann j May 9, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Chemo therapy slowly drips into the body through a portal cath that is implanted in the chest. It can treat the cancer.

    Radiation comes out of an abject that is put over the body where the cancer is located. The radiation badly burns the skin. It could destroy other organs, like the kidneys.

    The pancreas is a vital organ that can not be cut on.
    Only 10 percent of people with this type of cancer live.

    My sister had this cancer and did not make it.

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