Pancreatic Cancer: Causes, Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

What Causes Pancreatic Cancer?

What Are the Types of Pancreatic Cancer?

Exocrine Pancreatic Cancer

Neuroendocrine Pancreatic Cancer

12 Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer Stage

4 Tests to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

Stages of Pancreatic Cancer

Doctors prescribe several tests to determine the stage of cancer. Staging determines how much tumour has spread to the entire body. Based on your diagnosis, doctors will assign the following cancer stage:

Stage

What Does it Suggest

1

Tumours are present in the pancreas

2

Cancer has spread to the bile duct. However, it has not reached the lymph nodes.

3

It has reached the lymph nodes

4

It has spread to a patient’s other parts of the body, such as the liver and lungs.

According to the American Cancer Society, the average year of survival is 5 years after diagnosis. Based on each stage, the survival rate follows -

Stage

Meaning

Survival Rate

Regional

Cancer has spread from the pancreas to lymph nodes

13%

Localised

Cancer has not spread outside the pancreas

39%

Distant

Cancer has spread to the parts of the body

3%

Depending on the cancer stage, a doctor will prescribe a suitable treatment to a patient to cure this disease.

The survival rate of 5 years varies. It depends upon which stage cancer has been diagnosed. Note the following data:

Treatments & Procedures for Pancreatic Cancer

How to Prevent Pancreatic Cancer?

Frequently Asked Questions