stage III pancreatic cancer

Pronunciation: (... PAN-kree-A-tik KAN-ser)

The tumor is any size and cancer has spread to (1) four or more nearby lymph nodes; or (2) the major blood vessels near the pancreas.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Stage III pancreatic cancer. The tumor is any size and cancer has spread to (a) 4 or more nearby lymph nodes; or (b) the major blood vessels near the pancreas. These include the portal vein, common hepatic artery, celiac axis (trunk), and superior mesenteric artery.

Date last modified: 22018-05-20Pancreatic Cancer Treatment