Whipple Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer
How Well It Works
People who have this surgery live for an average of 18 months.Reference 1 This means that some people live longer than that.
In fact, when the tumor is removed with clear margins, 20 out of every 100 patients live at least 5 years.Reference 1
Unfortunately, even with clear margins, pancreatic cancer eventually comes back most of the time.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|