What Is the Overall Survival Rate for Pancreatic Cancer Patients?

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According to the American Cancer Society, doctors typically use “survival rates” as a standard way of discussing your prognosis. Depending on the stage of your pancreatic cancer, the survival rates will differ.

Survival rates means the percent of patients, on average, who are alive at a given point in the person’s time after diagnosis, eg, at 1 year, 2 years, or 3 years.

An average is just an average. Other factors contribute to determining a person’s chances for survival. It is best for each person to speak to his or her doctor about the specific cancer stage and diagnosis as well as individual health conditions.

Survival rates differ based on the stage of the pancreatic cancer.

Read about the 5-year survival rates by stage for pancreatic cancer patients.*

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*Please read this page with care as it contains useful, explanatory information about survival rates. Note that there are 2 sets of survival rates, 1 for exocrine pancreatic cancers and 1 for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors treated with surgery.