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.
Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Caption: Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Cancer may be any size and has spread to other parts of the body, 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 tissues and organs near the pancreas or to lymph nodes.Date last modified: 2013-01-23