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Stages of Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Vinay Samuel Gaikwad
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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.

Pancreatic cancer has 4 stages starting from Stage 0 to Stage 4. Stage 0 is the lowest and the beginning state in which cancer starts in the inner lining of the pancreas. While stage 4 is the highest stage in which cancer cells spread to the other organs and blood vessels.

Stage 0 - In this stage, the pancreatic cancer has not spread into the deeper layers and is present only in the superficial layers. At this stage, the cancer has not spread to nearby lymph nodes or distant sites.

Stage I - Here, the cancer is present only in the pancreas upto 4 cm size.Also, it has not spread to the nearby lymph nodes or distant sites.

Stage II - During this stage, the size of the tumor is over 4 cm and it is limited to the pancreas. It is also possible that cancer grows out of the pancreas or spreads to nearby lymph nodes. Still, it has not spread to the nearby or distant sites.

Stage III - The tumor spreads to nearby major blood vessels and nerves but still it has not metastasized the distant organs and tissues.

Stage IV - The cancer has spreads to other parts of the body like lungs, liver or bones. The size of the tumor can vary and the cancer can or cannot spread to any of the lymph nodes in the body.


Dr. Vinay Samuel Gaikwad

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Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Vinay Samuel Gaikwad is a Surgical Oncologist practicing at Paras Hospitals located in Sushant Lok Phase 1, Gurgaon. Dr. Vinay has completed his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Christian Medical College in Ludhiana. He was a member of lecture on Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors held at National Museum of American Indian in the year 2016. Dr. Vinay Samuel was invited to be a part of lecture on Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor ASICON held in the year 2015. He specializes in Gastrointestinal surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, Laparoscopic Colorectal, Radical (open) prostatectomy, Video-Assisted thoracoscopic surgery and laparoscopic prostatectomy. Dr. Vinay also specializes in offering services related to the treatment of Whipple Surgery, Bilateral Orchiectomy, Lumpectomy, Radiofrequency ablation, Lymph node dissection and GreenLight Laser for prostate treatment. He has an experience of about a decade in diagnosing and treating a wide range of cancer cases of patients across the world. Dr. Vinay is currently practicing at Paras Hospitals, an Oncology center situated in Sushant Lok Phase 1, Gurgaon. Book a FREE appointment with Dr. Vinay Samuel Gaikwad at Elacancer.com.
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