NICE Referral Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer
NICE referral guidelines for pancreatic cancer were updated in June 2015 and for the first time, pancreatic cancer is included in its own section and combinations of symptoms and new-onset diabetes have been added.
Refer people using a suspected cancer referral (for an appointment within 2 weeks) for pancreatic cancer if they are age 40 and over and have jaundice [new 2015]
Consider an urgent direct access CT scan (to be performed within 2 weeks), or an urgent ultrasound scan if CT is not available, to assess for pancreatic cancer in people aged 60 and over with weight loss and any of the following:
- back pain
- abdominal pain
- new‑onset diabetes. [new 2015]
Download a full copy of the NICE Referral for Cancer Guidelines here: NG12 Guidance 20150724