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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


stage IVA pancreatic cancer  listen  (... PAN-kree-A-tik KAN-ser)

  Cancer has spread to organs that are near the pancreas (such as the stomach, spleen, or colon) but has not spread to distant organs (such as the liver or lungs).

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Stage IV pancreatic cancer; drawing shows cancer has spread beyond the pancreas. Inset shows cancer spreading through the blood and lymph nodes to the lung, liver, peritoneal cavity, and other parts of the body.