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What is the reason that pancreatic cancer is incurable?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
4 doctors agree

In brief: It is not incurable

Sometimes it is curable.
It depends on what type of cancer it is (some have a better cure rate than others) also it depends on the location of the cancer and how it was diagnosed. Pancreas cancer is notorious for being discovered late because of a lack of symptoms. If it has invaded blood vessels, other organs or distant lymphnodes the chance of cure is very poor. Also most patients would...

In brief: It is not incurable

Sometimes it is curable.
It depends on what type of cancer it is (some have a better cure rate than others) also it depends on the location of the cancer and how it was diagnosed. Pancreas cancer is notorious for being discovered late because of a lack of symptoms. If it has invaded blood vessels, other organs or distant lymphnodes the chance of cure is very poor. Also most patients would...
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Detected late

It is often detected late because it doesn't cause symptoms in it's earliest stages.
In addition, chemotherapy doesn't kill the cancer cells very effectively.

In brief: Detected late

It is often detected late because it doesn't cause symptoms in it's earliest stages.
In addition, chemotherapy doesn't kill the cancer cells very effectively.
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: Continued

Would require chemotherapy and or radiation therapy after surgery (again this would depend on the type of pancreas cancer).

In brief: Continued

Would require chemotherapy and or radiation therapy after surgery (again this would depend on the type of pancreas cancer).
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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