Stages of Pancreatic NET

Stages of pNET

There are several stages of pNET. To determine the cancer’s stage, doctors will measure the tumor size. If you don’t know the size or stage of your tumor, ask your doctor.

Stage
Definition
Stage IA Tumor is found only in the pancreas and is 2 centimeters or smaller.
Stage IB Tumor is larger than 2 centimeters and has not spread beyond the pancreas.
Stage IIA Tumor has spread beyond the pancreas, but it has not invaded nearby major blood vessels, lymph nodes, or other parts of the body.
Stage IIB Tumor of any size has spread to nearby lymph nodes, but has not invaded nearby major blood vessels or other parts of the body.
Stage III Tumor has invaded nearby major blood vessels. It may or may not have spread to nearby lymph nodes, and has not spread to other parts of the body.
Stage IV Any tumor that has spread to other parts of the body.
Image is not actual size

The image below is an example of tumor size.

Marble (2 cm)

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