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What is the life expectancy of stage 4 pancreatic cancer?

Very short

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Stage IV of any cancer means the cancer has spread to the distant organs. This could mean the liver, bone, brain etc. Randy Pausch, a computer engineer from Carnegie Mellon wrote "The Last Lecture". It is about his experience with advanced pancreatic cancer. I think you might want consider it.
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What would be the average life expectancy with pancreatic cancer?

1-2 years

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This can vary depending on the stage of disease and the treatment plan but pancreatic cancer remains a very serious and highly lethal disease. Many patients will develop metastatic disease and ultimately pass away due to disease, commonly within 2 years of diagnosis.
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What is the average life expectancy for a person with pancreatic cancer and who had the whipple procedure?

Lymph nodes

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The most important variable for survival for patients after the Whipple procedure (provided they survive the surgery itself, and presuming that the cancer has been completely removed) has generally been lymph node involvement. This is generally the best indication that the pancreatic cancer has or has not spread beyond the initial site.
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Dr. Mahesh Allam answered:

When pancreatic cancer has spread to the vessels and arteries how long is life expectancy without treatment?

3-6 months

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Sadly, based on experience in family members, life expectancy is less than 6 months
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Is pancreatic cancer usually life-threatening?

Typically

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The most common type of pancreatic cancer is adenocarcinoma arising from the pancreatic duct, usually associated with a bad outcome. The reason is that, given the anatomic location, adenocarcinoma of the pancreas typically will not cause symptoms until it has developed aggressive features (such as invasion of surrounding organs or metastasis to distant organs), rendering cure unlikely.
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Diagnosed with stage 1 pancreatic cancer in the head of the pancreas, I dont want surgery or chemotherapy how long will I live?

You can be cured!

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Stage I pancreas cancer can be cured! But, surgery is a must!! If you don't have surgery, it will become life-threatening within months to a few years. Please go to a cancer center where a pancreas surgeon performs many procedures per year.
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My aunt died from stage 4 pancreatic cancer in 03/2013. she has an identical twin sister-is she at higher risk? she had the different one than swayze

There is a risk

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But it is not very high
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Dr. Debashish Bose answered:

What are the stages of pancreatic cancer?

TNM

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The staging defines tumors by size, involvement of local structures, nodal status and metastasis. Size <2 cm=T1, >2cm-T2, beyond pancreas=T3, SMA/celiac involvement=T4. T1/2 tumors with no nodes or mets=Stage 1, T3 with no nodes/mets=Stage 2a, T1-3 with nodes positive=Stage 2b, any T4=Stage 3, any mets=Stage 4. Stages 1 and 2=resectable, Stage 3= borderline, locally advanced (unresectable).
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What does stage 2 to 3 pancreatic cancer mean?

Vascular involvement

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The distinction between stage II and III hinges on the involvement of the arteries known as the celiac axis and the superior mesenteric artery. Specialist centers will treat a questionable stage III as Borderline resectable using chemo and radiation in an effort to get to resection. Seek help in a major center; this is an area where missteps occur.
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How does one get pancreatic cancer at a young age?

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85% of cancers are sporadic. When it happens in young patients (<50 yrs) we need to consider hereditary syndromes (ei: BRCA1 mutation) and familial syndromes. Most likely we won't know why it happened. What's important now is treatment. Speak to the oncologist who will help set a plan of treatment.
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