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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Long incubation : the incubation is very long for the carcinoma in situ. Why after this period of time the invasive lesion is so aggressive is undetermined. Early dia ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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In average: 2 years form diagnosis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Depends on type of cancer (adeno carcinoma, neuroendocrine, cystic etc), stage, and biology of cancer. Survival can range from 6 months to yrs. Typica ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Variable: We cannot predict the survival of any individual with great reliability. We know the statistics for large numbers of patients with any given disease, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Short: Once recurrent pancreas cancer has been defined and fails to respond to chemo the prognosis is short lived. Chemo such as Gemzar (gemcitabine) and Ab ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not always: The type of cancer and how large and invasive it is at the time of discovery all factor into the mortality rate. Some cases are curable with surgery. ... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Personal choice: Unfortunately no , then it is choosing the quality of life vs life.Should be left to patient , if chooses to leave it alone , should provide all lov ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Caregiver: Your difficulty smiling is certainly understood. Please do everything you can to get some social support. Check w/your local psychologists and hospi ... Read More
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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
While jaundice,: result of obstruction to bile ducts, is very common in pancreatic cancer, especially in more advanced disease, it is not always present. I would think ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No,Take one at a tim: Granisetron and Ondansetron are very similar drugs . Oncologists will chose one or the other but not both of them at the same time because there is no ... Read More
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