Written by healthcare professionals;


Information for you

Unfortunately, many patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will have advanced, late-stage disease. For most patients, a pancreatic cancer diagnosis means good supportive care and palliation.

Identifying these patients as they are heading towards the end of their life can help you to ensure that you understand your patient and their loved one’s priorities and can establish a care plan as soon as possible.

It is important to prioritise supporting your patients to make advance planning decisions and manage their symptoms.

Resources for your patient

Macmillan Cancer Support produce a range of publications to support patients with advanced cancer as well as their carers. These range from coping with the news and practical considerations through to what to expect at the end of life. Booklets also come in easy-to-read formats, and patients can engage with specialist nurses and other people in a similar situation on their forums.