Staging means the size of the cancer and whether it has spread. Doctors can use a number system (stages 1 to 4) or the TNM system to stage your cancer. TNM stands for Tumour, Node, Metastases.
This information is about stage 3 cancer of the pancreas which is part of the number staging system.
In the number staging system, stage 4 means that the cancer has spread to other areas of the body, such as the liver or lungs.
Your doctor might call this advanced cancer.
In TNM staging, this is the same as Any T, Any N, M1.