NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Pancreatic Cancer - page 47

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2014
5.1
Treatment guide
Pancreatic cancer testing
cancer can be removed by surgery. Cancer that
is only in the pancreas and appears to be easily
removed by surgery is called resectable pancreatic
cancer. Cancer that is confined to the pancreas
but approaches nearby structures or has severe
symptoms so that it’s unclear if it can be completely
removed by surgery is called borderline resectable
pancreatic cancer. Cancer that has spread outside
the pancreas to nearby blood vessels or other tissues
and can’t be removed by surgery is called locally
advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer.
Next steps:
For resectable pancreatic cancer,
see Part 5.2 for treatment
recommendations. For borderline
resectable pancreatic cancer, see Part
5.3 for treatment recommendations.
For locally advanced unresectable
pancreatic cancer, see Part 5.4 for
treatment recommendations.
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