Stages of Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer staging describes the size of the cancer and how far it has spread from the original site in the body, if it has spread. The stage helps determine treatment options and can identify appropriate clinical trials.

Staging cancer is a standardized way to classify a tumor based on its size, whether it has spread, and where it has spread. In other words, staging measures the extent of the disease. Knowing the stage of cancer helps doctors determine which treatment options are the best approach.