NICE Referral Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer
NICE referral guidelines for pancreatic cancer were updated in June 2015 with specific management guidelines updated in 2018.
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