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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 »

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 »

According to the National Cancer Institute, stage four pancreatic cancer is when the cancer has spread from the pancreas to organs such as the lungs, liver and peritoneal cavity. The cancer may also have spread to the ti... More »

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According to the National Cancer Institute, stage four pancreatic cancer is when the cancer has spread from the pancreas to organs such as the lungs, liver and peritoneal cavity. The cancer may also have spread to the ti... More »

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Five-year survival rates for a person with pancreatic cancer are 14, 12, 7, 5 and 1 percent for stages 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3 and 4 respectively, according to Healthline. Factors that influence this outlook include the patien... More »

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