Stage 2 pancreatic cancer

You may be told the stage of cancer. This describes the size of the cancer, if it has spread outside the pancreas and how far.

Stages of pancreatic cancer


What is stage 2 pancreatic cancer?

Stage 2 cancer means that the cancer may have grown larger. It may have spread to a small number of lymph nodes near the pancreas. It hasn’t spread to large blood vessels near the pancreas.

Diagram showing stage 2 pancreatic cancer

Diagram showing stage 2 pancreatic cancer

 

Possible treatments: You might be able to have surgery to remove the cancer. But this depends on how far it’s spread. You might also have chemotherapy.

Read more about cancer that can be removed with surgery.

Get support

If you have questions about your diagnosis and treatment options, speak to your doctor or nurse.

You can also speak to our specialist nurses on our free Support Line.

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If you have just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and have been told you can have surgery, order our booklet: Pancreatic cancer that can be removed by surgery. A guide if you have just been diagnosed

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Published September 2020

To be reviewed September 2022