stage III pancreatic cancer

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

Cancer has spread to the major blood vessels near the pancreas, and may have spread to nearby lymph nodes.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Stage III pancreatic cancer. Cancer has spread to the major blood vessels near the pancreas. These include the superior mesenteric artery, celiac axis, common hepatic artery, and portal vein. Cancer may have spread to nearby lymph nodes.

Date last modified: 2013-01-23