Pancreatic Cancer stages
the cancer is detected, your doctor will determine its stage. Most of the times, he will use the result of the
biopsy associated with those of the imaging techniques to determine the stage of the cancer.
In general, Pancreatic cancer develops in four stages:
- Stage I
– at this early stage, the
tumor is confined to the
- Stage II
– the cancer has reached
nearby tissues or organs of the pancreas; the cancer may have spread into the lymph nodes;
- Stage III
– at stages 3, the cancer
has affected blood vessels around
the pancreas, and may have spread to the lymph nodes;
- Stage IV
- at this final stage, the
cancer has spread into distant sites beyond the pancreas: liver, lungs, peritoneum, etc. Your chance to
survive has decreased considerably.
- Recurrent – the cancer has returned after treatment. In
general, recurrent pancreatic cancer is more difficult to be treated.
Pancreatic Cancer Treatment