Management Options and Prognosis of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma at 16 Weeks Gestation: A Case Report

The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 05/02/2012

While early diagnosis may not alter long–term outcome, it may provide the patient with an earlier opportunity to evaluate decisions related to pregnancy. The two most important factors determining management options for pancreatic cancer during pregnancy are disease stage and gestational age. Prognosis is extremely poor, with 5–year survival after surgery being 20% versus 3–5% in unresectable disease. Prognosis depends on disease stage and on the interval between diagnosis and surgery.

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