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    What is the prognosis of pancreatic cancer?

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    My training has been within the field of general surgery, with specialization in advanced liver, pancreas and biliary surgery. I received my board certification in … View Profile

    The overall 5 year survival for pancreatic cancer (pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma) is less than 5% after diagnosis.  Surgery offers the only possible chance of cure, with a survival rate of 10-20% after removal.  Survival rates after surgery have not signicantly improved in the last 20-30 years, indicating an urgent need for better therapies.

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