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inoperable pancreatic cancer prognosis

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
39 years experience General Surgery
Very poor: It is quite dismal. Most cancers are discovered late and are unresectable. For localized cancers, resection offers the best chance of cure, and even ... Read More
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Dr. Debashish Bose
19 years experience General Surgery
Depends: For the 85% or so of patients who present with disease that cannot be resectable, survival is usually 6 months or less without treatment and around a ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Poor: Prognosis is 6-12 months for unresectable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Poor: While Whipple is the best approach for a primary pancreatic or ampullary lesion, the recurrence rate at 1-2 yrs is 90%. Chemo either of the FOLFIERI ... Read More
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Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There are likely a number of cancer centers using it. Here is the webpage for The Cancer Treatment Centers of America discussing the use of the DaVinc ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Anywhere?: There is no perfect test for pancreatic cancer though it is most commonly diagnosed with a pancreatic protocol ct or mri. Those can be done at most an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valery Uhl
36 years experience Radiation Oncology
39,590 est for 2014: See this link please: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/pancreas.html
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probable viral: Pancreas cancer starts out as an intraductal lesion similar to breast DTIC (dacarbazine). It smolders within the ductal system for 15-20 yrs before f ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Clinical trial: I would suggest that you consider a clinical trial. Find a national cancer institute designated cancer center near you (www.Cancer.Gov) and consider e ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes indeed: The usual form is pancreatoblastoma, a tumor with a different appearance and behavior from common adult pancreatic cancer. It's quite uncommon, with a ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Pancreatic cancer: Is rare at age 30
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