Pancreatic Cancer Staging
Staging is the process the doctor uses to determine the extent of the cancer in the body. After a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer has been made, additional imaging tests and surgery may be required to accurately determine the stage. Learn more about the staging of pancreatic cancer.
CA19-9 Blood Test
The CA 19-9 Radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a blood test that measures the level of tumor-associated antigens found in the blood. Learn more the CA19-9 test.
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
During an EUS, an endoscope (a thin, lighted tube) with a small ultrasound probe built into the tip is passed through the patient’s mouth into the stomach and the duodenum. The ultrasound probe is used to obtain immediate, detailed images of the pancreas, bile duct and digestive tract. Learn more about the endoscopic ultrasound.
Learn about other important topics related to diagnosis and staging such as:
- Questions to ask the gastroenterologist
- Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
- Blood tests
- Carcinoembryonic antigen
- Computed axial tomography (CAT or CT)
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
- Early Detection