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Stages, types and grades

Stage means the size of the cancerĀ and whether it has spread. Type means the type of cell it started from, Grade means how abnormal the cells look.

Types

Pancreatic cancer can start in the head, body or tail of the pancreas. It can start from different types of cell.

TNM and number staging

Find out about tumour, node and metastasis (TNM) staging and about grades of pancreatic cancer.

Stage 1

What stage 1 means when you have pancreatic cancer.

Stage 2

What stage 2 means when you have pancreatic cancer.

Stage 3

What stage 3 means when you have pancreatic cancer.

Stage 4

What stage 4 means when you have pancreatic cancer.

Information and help