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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose and treat, and has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. About 43,000 cases of pancreatic cancer will be diagnosed this year, mostly in people over the age of 65. *Source: American Cancer Society

Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

When pancreatic cancer is diagnosed, your WellStar physician will categorize it by its current stage. Stage describes how large the tumor is and whether the cancer has spread to other groups of lymph nodes and to distant sites in the body.