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Patrick Swayze tumourJoe Segen2016-12-09T19:49:30+00:00
Patrick Swayze tumour
A popular term for an epithelial neoplasm of the exocrine pancreas which, as a rule, is in situ–i.e., preinvasive, and responds well to surgical resection. Survival plummets if there is a component of invasive cancer, which translates to stage III or IV.
Swayze had stage IV disease when diagnosed, for which 6 month survival is the norm; to his credit, he hung on for nearly two years.
Synonyms Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (pancreas), Patrick Swayze cancer, Patrick Swayze neoplasm