stage IV pancreatic cancer

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

Cancer may be of any size and has spread to distant organs, such as the liver, lung, and peritoneal cavity (the body cavity that contains most of the organs in the abdomen), and may have also spread to organs and tissues near the pancreas or to lymph nodes.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Cancer may be any size and has spread to distant organs, such as the lung, liver, and peritoneal cavity (the space in the abdomen that contains the intestines, stomach, and liver). Cancer may also have spread to tissue and organs near the pancreas or to lymph nodes.Cáncer de páncreas en estadio lV. El cáncer mide cualquier tamaño y se diseminó a órganos distantes como los pulmones, el hígado y la cavidad peritoneal (el espacio en el abdomen que contiene los intestinos, el estómago y el hígado). El cáncer también se pudo haber diseminado a los tejidos y órganos cerca del páncreas o los ganglios linfáticos. Date last modified: 2013-01-23