First line investigations

First line investigations may diagnose pancreatic cancer or rule out other diseases.

Investigations into pancreatic cancer take a step by step approach. Patients often have vague or nonspecific symptoms that could be due to many diseases and most people with these symptoms do not have the disease. Investigations into pancreatic cancer begin with minimally invasive tests, such as scans and blood tests which are easy to carry out and more convenient for the patient.