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Spot on pancreas. History of colon cancer, pancreatitis. Chances of survival?

My mom 79 had colon cancer that mestasised (?) to the liver she is a 6 year survivor of both....has had regular yearly check ups a little pancreaitis the last one being about 2 years ago. Went for her annual check up today and they discovered a spot on the top of her pancreas doing an endoscopy friday......I know pancreatic cancer is bad is there any chance of survival?
Asked On : Sun, 29 Jul 2012
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The life expectancy for stage 4 pancreatic cancer is very low and is worst among all forms of cancers.
The median chances of survival for patients with stage 4 pancreatic cancer is about 3 to 5 months.
The reason for the low life expectancy for stage 4 pancreatic cancer is that the cancer is not confined only to the pancreas.
Prognosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer is thus not very good.
Unfortunately, the cancer does not show many symptoms in its early stages and is only diagnosed in advanced stages.
Regards and take care
Answered: Mon, 7 Oct 2013
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