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  1. Cellular Classification of Pancreatic Cancer

    Pancreatic cancer includes the following carcinomas: Malignant Duct cell carcinoma (90% of all cases). Acinar cell carcinoma. Papillary mucinous carcinoma. Signet ring carcinoma. Adenosquamous carcinoma. Undifferentiated carcinoma. Mucinous carcinoma. Giant cell carcinoma. Mixed type (ductal-endocrine or acinar-endocrine). Small cell carcinoma. Cystadenocarcinoma (serous and mucinous ...

  2. Stage I and II Pancreatic Cancer

    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.) Approximately 20% of patients present with pancreatic cancer amenable to local ...

  3. Stage III Pancreatic Cancer

    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.) Many patients with stage III pancreatic cancer have tumors that are technically

  4. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about pancreatic cancer.

  5. Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

    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 low objective response rate and lack of survival benefit with current ...

  6. Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with pancreatic cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with pancreatic cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial is a ...

  7. Changes to This Summary (01 / 23 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Images were added to this summary.

  8. Treatment Options for Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer

    Treatment of recurrent pancreatic cancer may include the following: Chemotherapy. Palliative surgery or stent placement to bypass blocked areas in ducts or the small intestine. Palliative radiation therapy. Other palliative medical care to reduce symptoms,such as nerve blocks to relieve pain. Clinical trials of chemotherapy or biologic therapy. This summary section refers to specific ...

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    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

  10. Stages of Pancreatic Cancer

    Tests and procedures to stage pancreatic cancer are usually done at the same time as diagnosis. The following stages are used for pancreatic cancer: Stage 0 In stage 0,the cancer is found only in the lining of the pancreas. Stage 0 is also called carcinoma in situ. Stage I In stage I,cancer is found only in the pancreas. Stage I is divided into stage IA and stage IB,based on the size of ...

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