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Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, can someone give the low down?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not good
Unfortunately most pancreatic cancer are not detected early and even if treatable by surgery, often require extensive removal of tissues.
Do not delay getting treatment and i wish you the best.

In brief: Not good
Unfortunately most pancreatic cancer are not detected early and even if treatable by surgery, often require extensive removal of tissues.
Do not delay getting treatment and i wish you the best.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Need specialist ctr
Pancreatic cancer in early stages should be treated by a coordinated multidisciplinary team by surgery, chemo and radiation.
With all 3, and negative lymph nodes, 5-yr survival is about 24% and median is 3yrs. Nodes positive median is 14 months. Metastatic with aggressive chemo median 11 months. Even if not curable, a good oncology team is the best way to make the most of a tough situation.

In brief: Need specialist ctr
Pancreatic cancer in early stages should be treated by a coordinated multidisciplinary team by surgery, chemo and radiation.
With all 3, and negative lymph nodes, 5-yr survival is about 24% and median is 3yrs. Nodes positive median is 14 months. Metastatic with aggressive chemo median 11 months. Even if not curable, a good oncology team is the best way to make the most of a tough situation.
Dr. Debashish Bose
Dr. Debashish Bose
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on type
Pancreatic cancer has several types: endocrine and exocrine.
Ductal adenocarcinoma is the most common, but also the worst to have (<6-9 month survival); endocrine is not as bad, depending on size and stage (years survival); some cancers (mucinous) can have a good prognosis (>75% 5-year survival). You need to know the exact type and the stage to get meaningful information.

In brief: Depends on type
Pancreatic cancer has several types: endocrine and exocrine.
Ductal adenocarcinoma is the most common, but also the worst to have (<6-9 month survival); endocrine is not as bad, depending on size and stage (years survival); some cancers (mucinous) can have a good prognosis (>75% 5-year survival). You need to know the exact type and the stage to get meaningful information.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
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