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What are the long-term consequences of pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Unfortunately its a

Diagnosis which is very aggressive.
Treatment for this malignancy is still not that advanced. The preponderance of people die within 6 months. There are exceptions but they are quite rare as of yet. Dr. B.

In brief: Unfortunately its a

Diagnosis which is very aggressive.
Treatment for this malignancy is still not that advanced. The preponderance of people die within 6 months. There are exceptions but they are quite rare as of yet. Dr. B.
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Dr. Michael Borookhim
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Difficult

There are different types, but the classic "pancreatic cancer" is adenocarcinoma.
The prognosis for pancreatic cancer tends to be quite poor. The most successful treatment is an operation, but only a minority are eligible for this. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are also useful. Most patient succumb to their disease within a few years, or earlier depending on the cancer extent.

In brief: Difficult

There are different types, but the classic "pancreatic cancer" is adenocarcinoma.
The prognosis for pancreatic cancer tends to be quite poor. The most successful treatment is an operation, but only a minority are eligible for this. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are also useful. Most patient succumb to their disease within a few years, or earlier depending on the cancer extent.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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