Stages Of Pancreatic Cancer

The best treatment for pancreatic cancer depends on how far it has spread, or its stage. The stages of pancreatic cancer are easy to understand. What is difficult is attempting to stage pancreatic cancer without resorting to major surgery. In practice, doctors choose pancreatic cancer treatments based upon imaging studies, surgical findings, and an individual’s general state of well being. Stages of Pancreatic Cancer Stage is a term used in cancer treatment to describe the extent of the Read more [...]

Pancreatic Cancer Survivors

Pancreatic Cancer Survivors With Peggy Kessler Pancreatic cancer - Stage IV This testimonial includes a description of this patient’s actual medical results. Those results may not be typical or expected for the particular disease type described in this testimonial. You should not expect to experience these results. Cancer: Stage IV Pancreatic cancer Diagnosed: 2001 Treatments received: Chemotherapy, intra-arterial chemotherapy, pain management, nutrition therapy, naturopathic medicine Treatment Read more [...]

Is There A Cure For Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates, by Stage Is There A Cure For Pancreatic Cancer, Survival rates tell you what portion of people with the same type and stage of cancer are still alive a certain amount of time (usually 5 years) after they were diagnosed. They can’t tell you how long you will live, but they may help give you a better understanding about how likely it is that your treatment will be successful. Some people will want to know the survival rates for their cancer, and some people Read more [...]

What Are The Signs Of Pancreatic Cancer

What Are The Signs Of Pancreatic Cancer Signs and Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer, The symptoms of exocrine pancreatic cancers and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are often different, so they are described separately. Having one or more of the symptoms below does not mean you have pancreatic cancer. In fact, many of these symptoms are more likely to be caused by other conditions. Still, if you have any of these symptoms, it’s important to have them checked by a doctor so that the Read more [...]

Tests For Pancreatic Cancer

Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer, If a person has signs and symptoms that might be caused by pancreatic cancer, certain exams and tests will be done to find the cause. If cancer is found, more tests will be done to help determine the extent (stage) of the cancer. Medical history and physical exam Your doctor will ask about your medical history to learn more about your symptoms. The doctor might also ask about possible risk factors, including your family history. Your doctor will also Read more [...]

Pancreatic Cancer Stages

Pancreatic Cancer Stages, What is the stage of a cancer? The stage of a pancreatic cancer is the extent of the disease at the time of diagnosis. It is one of the most important factors in choosing treatment and predicting a patient’s outlook. Pancreatic cancer is staged based on the results of exams, imaging tests, endoscopies, and biopsies, which are described in Tests for Pancreatic Cancer. The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM staging system A staging system is a standard Read more [...]