Stage 0 (Carcinoma in Situ)
The pancreatic lining contains abnormal cells in stage 0. These abnormal cells might develop into
cancer and metastasize to nearby healthy tissue.
It's also known as carcinoma in situ in stage 0.
In stage I, cancer has formed and is found in the
pancreas only. Stage I is divided into stage IA and stage IB, based on the size of the tumor.
- Stage IA: The tumor is 2 centimeters or smaller.
- Stage IB: The tumor is larger than 2 centimeters
In stage II, cancer may have spread to nearby tissue and
organs, and may have spread to lymph nodes near the pancreas. Stage II is divided into stage IIA and stage
IIB, based on where the cancer has spread.
cancer in stage IIA has spread to nearby organs
and tissue but has not yet reached nearby lymph nodes.
- cancer in stage IIB has likely spread to nearby
tissue and organs, as well as to nearby lymph nodes.
and may have spread to nearby tissue and organs.
Stage III cancer has reached the pancreatic major blood vessels and might have spread to
the neighborhood lymph nodes.
cancer that has reached stage IV has spread to
distant organs like the liver, lung, and peritoneal cavity and may be of any size. Additionally,
it might have spread to nearby tissues and organs. also spread
to organs and tissues near the pancreas or to lymph nodes.