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Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

USC Surgery / Conditions / Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

In patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer, the tumor is found to have spread outside of the pancreas. The tumor often spreads to the liver and to the lining of the intestines or peritoneal surfaces. In general, the prognosis is poor when pancreatic cancer is metastatic, and treatment is directed toward relief of symptoms to provide a good quality of life. In some patients, chemotherapy may provide an improvement in their symptoms.

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