As a newlywed, Crystal was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and referred to our pancreatic disease team for a Whipple procedure. Lynt Johnson, MD, made the Whipple procedure half-laparoscopic, resulting in a shorter recovery time.
Pancreatic cancer is fairly rare but has one of the highest fatality rates for cancer. But we’re not backing down, and neither should you. We’re continuing to develop new ways to manage and cure the disease.
MedStar Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated comprehensive center in the area and one of only 41 in the nation, is conducting clinical trials and research on pancreatic cancer and other disease to develop the future of patient care.