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Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer occurs due to uncontrolled division of abnormal cells present in the pancreas. Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer is an intermediate type of cancer between resectable and unresectable pancreatic cancer. These cancers are not confined within the pancreas and have extended towards the nearby blood vessels but are still believed to be surgically removable. Pancreatic cancers belonging to this category are neither clearly resectable nor unresectable.

Pancreatic cancer is caused by abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells within the tissues of the pancreas, which is a vital endocrine organ of the body. The pancreas plays a very important and essential role in digestion process by producing enzymes that the body needs to digest fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.

Stage four pancreatic cancer is quite difficult to diagnose and treat. It usually develops deep in the abdomen, which makes it difficult to diagnose. Patients experience pancreatic cancer symptoms such as back pain, weight loss or jaundice when the cancer is already advanced and is difficult to treat.

Final stage pancreatic cancer patients have minimal chances of survival, of about 2%. The need of early diagnosis (of pancreatic cancer) is necessary for saving the life of a patient and for providing effective treatment. Researchers are working hard to find improved treatment options that can cure pancreatic cancer.