Ovarian or pancreatic cancer--whats worse?

It depends. The stage of a cancer has a lot to do with how long a patient with that cancer will live. For the most part ovarian cancer can be treated, and the patient can live for many years-if a patient has widespread pancreas cancer, the survival is usually a matter of months.
Both. These are both highly lethal cancers which generally go undetected until they have spread beyond reasonable treatment. Sadly, they do not respond well to conventional treatments and are one of the great frontiers in current medicine - need better early diagnosis, specific treatment that works - and as for all cancers need an understanding of why they start.

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Which disease has a higher survival rate? Ovarian or pancreatic cancer

Ovarian usually. Ovarian cancers generally have a better survival then pancreatic tumors but there are several factors to consider the stage at time of surgery, the cell type of the cancer, the response to chemotherapy and of course, the underlying health of the patient. Read more...

Worried about pancreatic cancer. Ct scan normal, blood and stool & us normal. Symptoms started almost a yr ago. If it was cancer, would I be worse by now?

No. Pancreatic cancer is rare and often asymptomatic until it has advanced significantly. Symptoms are vague and nonspecific unfortunately. It is unlikely you have it. Read more...
Yes. Frankly, if you had untreated pancreatic cancer for over a year, you probably would be dead. Read more...
You would be dead! Survival for pancreatic cancer is about a year, even with treatment. With a normal ct scan-it should not be a worry, unless one developed since then. My sister-in-law survived pancreatic ca, because it was inadvertently disovered on a ct done for other reasons. It is asymptomatic early, until it metastisizes . Read more...
Isn't cancer. Yes, pancreatic cancer would have progressed by now. But what worries me more is that you are still concerned bout this after all those tests and work-up were normal. Seems like there is something more under it all that is bothering you. Might be best to talk to a professional about your fears and anxieties before they overtake your lifestyle. Read more...
Why this worry? I don't have enough info from you to know why pancreatic cancer is your specific worry. If you have troublesome symptoms, no matter what the cause, you want either relief or at least an answer you can live with without worry if possible. Read more...
Worry. It seems that worry is the big culprit for you. If your tests do not indicate cancer, then in all probability you're fine. But you should get regular tests to ease your mind. Then you're doing the best you can do, and settling worry is also important to your health. Too much worry can impair your immune system, so practice dropping worries and see a supportive therapist. Read more...