Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

Patients with symptoms that suggest they have pancreatic cancer need quick investigation, usually by a CT scan and early referral to a specialist unit for other investigations.  This section of our website provides detailed information on the tests and procedures involved in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

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Information Product No. PCA0011v1 | Published: 03/01/2014 | Last Updated: 21/04/2015 | Next Review Due: 03/01/2017