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Whats the percent of chance of living from Pancreatic Cancer?

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Whats the percent of chance of living from Pancreatic Cancer?

Postby hakim » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:16 am

Please help :)
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Whats the percent of chance of living from Pancreatic Cancer?

Postby lynd » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:23 am

Inoperable and incurable. I think the 5 year survival rate is less than 10%
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Whats the percent of chance of living from Pancreatic Cancer?

Postby chadburne » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:34 am

Expectations (prognosis)
Some patients with pancreatic cancer that can be surgically removed are cured. However, in more than 80% of patients the tumor has already spread and cannot be completely removed at the time of diagnosis.

Chemotherapy and radiation are often given after surgery to increase the cure rate (this is called adjuvant therapy). For pancreatic cancer that cannot be removed completely with surgery, or cancer that has spread beyond the pancreas, a cure is not possible and the average survival is usually less than 1 year. Such patients should consider enrolling in a clinical trial (a medical research study to determine the best treatment).

Ninety-five percent of the people diagnosed with this cancer will not be alive 5 years later.
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