Written by healthcare professionals;

HCP Operable pancreatic cancer

Information for you

If your patients’ tumour is operable, they will likely need a lot of support deciding whether surgery is the right decision for them and understanding what recovery will be like. Organising a cancer review with the patient can identify your patients’ needs, and you can help them access support or provide information to supplement their knowledge.

Information for your patient

Community sign-posting

If a patient with operable pancreatic cancer has not been referred, they will benefit from a dietitian referral. Pancreatic cancer management includes psychological support, and this should be considered during appointments. Patients may also benefit from social services referral if they are struggling to carry out activities of daily living with their condition or lack a support network at home.

Symptom management for your patient

Pancreatic Cancer Action produces a booklet, “Surgery for Operable Pancreatic Cancer” that patients can take away and examine in their own time, to complement the information that they have been given.

If your patient is having chemotherapy, they will benefit from our booklet “Chemotherapy Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer”. See below.