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How is the stage of pancreatic cancer defined?

There are two ways to describe the stages of pancreatic cancer, by stage number or by surgical classification. Both systems are based on the size and location of the primary tumor, the involvement of local lymph nodes and blood vessels, and the extent of metastasis to other parts of the body. Your doctor may use one or both systems to describe the stage of the cancer.

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