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Pancreatic cancer stages of dying

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Yes: The seer data shows a similar incidence to other populations and similar death rate.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Bad news: While no person can say how long your friend has, you paint a pretty grim picture. I am very sorry. Be with her and help her last days be as good as ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
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 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Uncontrolled growth: Cancer is uncontrolled growth of cells that has escaped normal mechanisms of control that exists in the body to control cell growth and repair damage ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Depends on location: Pancreas is a fish-shaped organ with its head tucked into the duodenum (c-shaped beginning of small intestine coming off stomach). If tumor blocks bi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Treatment for : Pancreatic cancer is the same for other GI cancers: surgery when feasible, chemo, and radiation therapy. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancers are somet... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Biopsy: Pathology gives the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, typically a needle guided biopsy of the pancreatic mass seen at the time of endoscopy a ct-guide... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
In the pancreas: Can be anywhere in the gland itself.

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