As with many other types of cancer, the outcome of pancreatic cancer depends on how advanced your cancer is when it is diagnosed.
Overall, pancreatic cancer has a poor prognosis. Of all those people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, only 20% are alive 1 year later. Sadly, only about 5 % live for 5 years after diagnosis.
For people diagnosed with locally advanced disease, which cannot be removed by an operation, the average life expectancy is about 7 months. For people whose cancer has already spread to another part of their body, the average life expectancy is only a few months.
But all these are statistics and a person may live more beyond expectation but one must receive the chemotherapy
,no matter what the prognosis says.It definitely prolongs the life.One should not be denied the due treatment.