Newly diagnosed patient
Information for you
If you are seeing a patient with newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer, they have a lot of information to take in, and potentially unmet information need.
Although your patient will initially be treated under secondary care, ensuring that they understand their diagnosis, treatment options and side effects is an important part of your role.
As the patients GP, you may also be well placed to identify their holistic need and long-term challenges. Prognosis and information needs vary by the tumour.
Please see more information depending on whether the patients cancer is operable or non-operable:
Resources for your patient
If your patient is not sure what pancreatic cancer is and what has led them to this point, our patient information booklet “What is pancreatic cancer?” may help them with their understanding.
It can be viewed online or order free of charge to the UK.