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Stages, types and grades

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

Types of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer can start in the head, body or tail of the pancreas. There are different types of cells in the pancreas, knowing the type of cell a cancer starts in can help doctors decide about treatment.

TNM staging for pancreatic cancer

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

Stage 1

Your guide to stage 1 pancreatic cancer.

Stage 2 cancer of the pancreas

Find out what stage 2 means when you have pancreatic cancer.

Stage 3 pancreatic cancer

Find out what stage 3 means when you have pancreatic cancer.

Stage 4 cancer pancreatic cancer

Find out what stage 4 means when you have pancreatic cancer.

Last reviewed: 
18 Aug 2017

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