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Hi there, my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the head of the pancreas in June 2016. He passed away with pancreatic cancer in March 2017. At the time of diagnosis he had jaundice and bile duct obstruction. The bile duct had to be removed through surgery and that was the time when the pancreatic tumour was discovered. By January 2017, there was metastasis of the pancreatic cancer which had spread to the liver and lungs as nodules could be seen in the liver and lungs.

At the time of the removal of the bile duct, the doctor tried to remove the tumour but the latter was unresectable which seemed to suggest that it was stage 3 pancreatic cancer.

My question is as follows: For how long had the pancreatic cancer been delveloping at the head of the pancreas? Can anybody give an estimation of how long it took for the stage 3 pancreatic tumour to develop at the head of the pancreas?

Thank you
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Hi Timothy. Very sorry to hear what happened to your father. The father(52 yrs old) of my best childhood friend has recently been diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer on 15 of June. This had been a shock to his family and us because he seems very healthy and his company offers yearly body scan to employees. Blood test has been done every year and only the latest blood test in June showed abnormal CA199 level. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after two weeks. It probably suggest that it will take less than 12 month for stage 3 pancreatic cancer to develop..I hope this helps a bjt.
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