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The staging system for pancreatic exocrine cancer continues to evolve. The importance of staging beyond that of resectable and unresectable is uncertain since state-of-the-art treatment has demonstrated little impact on survival. To communicate a uniform definition of disease,however,knowledge of the extent of the disease is necessary. Cancers of the pancreas are commonly identified by the ...
Stage I Pancreatic Cancer Treatment of stage I pancreatic cancer may include the following: Surgery alone. Surgery with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. A clinical trial of surgery followed by radiation therapy with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is given before,during,and after the radiation therapy. A clinical trial of surgery followed by chemotherapy. This summary section refers to ...
Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland about 6 inches long that is shaped like a thin pear lying on its side. The wider end of the pancreas is called the head,the middle section is called the body,and the narrow end is called the tail. The pancreas lies behind the stomach and in front of the spine. The ...
Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) The survival rate of patients with any stage of pancreatic exocrine cancer is ..
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