What is Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is cancer that begins in the pancreas. Symptoms for pancreatic cancer include dark urine, fatigue, jaundice, weight loss, nausea, and pain in upper abdomen.

Treatment for pancreatic cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Common drug classes used to treat pancreatic cancer are EGFR inhibitors, kinase inhibitors, and nucleoside metabolic inhibitors.

Savings Tips for Pancreatic Cancer

  • High Costs Are Threatening Cancer Care

    September 23, 2014

    Many folks with cancer in the United States have a chemotherapy option their insurance won’t pay for, or a copayment they can’t afford. The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a report in 2014 outlining the threat of the high cost of treatment to cancer care in America.

    What’s going on here?

    • Cancer drugs are expensive, and Medicare reimbursement levels for them are lower.
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Popular Pancreatic Cancer Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Nucleoside Metabolic Inhibitors 71 See Prices
EGFR Inhibitors 7,268 See Prices
Kinase Inhibitors 13,363 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Pancreatic Cancer Drug Classes

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