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Thursday, September 3, 2015
What Is Life Expectancy of Pancreatic Cancer?
To further define my question on life expectency when the whippel was performed 8 lymph nodes were removed, and 4 of the 8 had cancer, so how does this affect my life expencancy with and without chemo?
Median survival of all patients with resected pancreas cancer is around 18 months. Patients having lymph nodes positive is less than that by 2-3 months. Chemotherapy given after surgery improves survival by 2-4 months.
Malek Safa, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati