What are the available treatment options?

People with pancreatic cancer may have several treatment options. Depending on the type and stage, pancreatic cancer may be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. Some patients have a combination of therapies. All types of treatment have benefits and also potential down sides, and the best option will depend on the individual circumstances of the patient. Being overly determined to pursue one particular option(e.g, surgery) when this may not be indicated can actually result in a poorer outcome and the choices need careful discussion with your specialist team.

Further information on surgical procedures, click here

Further information on chemotherapy, click here

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