Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer is performed with the aid of MRI Scan, CT Scan, Abdominal and Endoscopic Ultrasound and Surgical Biopsy.
Different types of imaging and screening tests are utilized to find out about the chances of occurrence or presence of Pancreatic Cancer. This includes CT scan, MRI scan, Abdominal and endoscopic ultrasound, Liver function tests, Tumor marker tests as well as Endoscopic and Surgical Biopsy. Cholangiopancreatography is one of the latest imaging test for finding out the presence of pancreatic cancer.
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Pancreatic Cancer is divided into 5 Stages ranging from Stage 0 to Stage IV. The Stage 0 Cancer is present only in the superficial part of the pancreas and Stage IV Cancer is present in the pancreas and has spread to lungs, liver or bones.