Patrick Swayze Tumour

Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (pancreas). As a general rule, IPMNs are in situ—i.e., preinvasive—cancers and respond well to surgical resection. Survival plummets if there is an invasive pancreatic cancer. Swayze had stage IV disease when diagnosed, for which 6 month survival is the norm; he survived for nearly two years