Home Facing Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

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:

We’re Here to Help

For free, in-depth and personalized resources and information on pancreatic cancer, contact Patient Central.

Wage Hope With Us

Join us to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.

shop purple logo

Gear, apparel, accessories and more to show off your purple pride.

Shop Now 

©2018 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network®, PanCAN®, PurpleStride®, Wage Hope®, Know Your Tumor®, Powerful Knowledge. Personal Treatment.®, Precision Promise℠ and Demand Better For Patients. For Survival.℠ are the trademarks of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is registered as a 501©3 nonprofit organization. Contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s tax identification number is #33-0841281.