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Is pancreatic cancer curable?
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Sometimes
Typical pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma) is sometimes, but only rarely, curable.
It is usually diagnosed in an advanced state making cure with surgery less likely. If relatively localized, chemotherapy and radiation therapy can improve survival time.

In brief: Sometimes
Typical pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma) is sometimes, but only rarely, curable.
It is usually diagnosed in an advanced state making cure with surgery less likely. If relatively localized, chemotherapy and radiation therapy can improve survival time.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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In brief: Yes-though rarely
Pancreatic cancer is aggressive, and most of the time symptoms do not come to light until it cannot be surgically removed.
The best chance for a cure is a small tumor without spread to lymph nodes, in a patient who can tolerate an operation to remove it, usually combined with chemotherapy, and many times radiation treatment.

In brief: Yes-though rarely
Pancreatic cancer is aggressive, and most of the time symptoms do not come to light until it cannot be surgically removed.
The best chance for a cure is a small tumor without spread to lymph nodes, in a patient who can tolerate an operation to remove it, usually combined with chemotherapy, and many times radiation treatment.
Dr. Lee Pederson
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