Preparing for surgery

If your pancreatic cancer is operable, and you decide to have surgery, you may undergo several tests and assessments to ensure that you are fit enough to undergo the operation.

There may be a wait of a few weeks, in which these tests will be carried out.

Any surgery for pancreatic cancer is a serious operation and will involve a period of rest and rehabilitation. You will be in hospital for several days and then continue to recover at home. This section will give advice and help you to prepare for surgery.