50% Cancer has not yet spread to other organs, so surgery, the only curative treatment, is potentially an option.
33% Cancer isn't in other organs, but has wrapped around veins and arteries. This once ruled out surgery, but with new treatments and procedures may now be an option.
Average survival time without surgical treatment for those with advanced tumors.
Average survival in a study of patients who received chemotherapy followed by radiation and complex surgery to remove both the tumor and affected blood vessels.
Removes head of pancreas, part of stomach, small intestine, gallbladder and bile duct.
Removes the left side (body and tail) of pancreas and spleen.
Removes the entire pancreas, part of stomach, small intestine, gallbladder, bile duct and spleen.
Removes tumors, associated blood vessels and any organs affected by the removal of blood vessels.
Sources: mayoclinic.org; journals.lww.com
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