Pancreatic cancer

You are here: 

If pancreatic cancer spreads

Cancer cells can spread from the pancreas to other parts of the body. This spread is called metastasis.

Understanding how a type of cancer usually grows and spreads helps your healthcare team plan your treatment and future care. If pancreatic cancer spreads, it can spread to the following:

  • nearby lymph nodes
  • bile duct
  • spleen
  • peritoneum (the lining of the abdomen)
  • liver
  • lung
  • bone

Stories

Tuli Chowdhury I would encourage everyone to volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, especially young people.

Read Tuli's story

How can you stop cancer before it starts?

It's My Life! icon

Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool – It’s My Life!

Learn more