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End stage pancreatic cancer is an advanced tumor of the pancreas that cannot be cured, as Cancer Research UK explains. However, a doctor may recommend treatment options to manage the condition. Management of advanced pan... More »

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Many people suffering from end stage pancreatic cancer experience venous thromboembolism, biliary obstruction, pain, cancer-associated anorexia and gastric outlet obstruction, states Cancer Network. The final days of lif... More »

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Between 2004 and 2010, 6.7 percent of individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survived for five years based on data collected by SEER, the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program. The stage of the cancer... More »

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Stage IV is the final stage of pancreatic cancer. It is indicated by the spread of cancer to distant sites, according to Texas Oncology, and it is characterized by involvement of the lungs, liver or adjacent organs such ... More »

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