Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

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What is Pancreatic cancer and how is it diagnosed?

This booklet for patients and carers describes pancreatic cancer, its causes and symptoms. It gives detailed information on the diagnostic tests used and the stages of pancreatic cancer. It includes a section on what to ask your doctor, where to go for further information and a glossary to explain many of the terms used.

If you or someone you care for is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer it can be a frightening and bewildering time. You may be wondering what will happen next, what treatment options may be suitable and their side effects. This section will tell you about what pancreatic cancer is and the stages of the disease. You can find out more about treatment, clinical trials and sources of support.

In this video, real patients describe what being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer means to them:

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Information Product № PCA0011v1 Published 03/10/2019
Last Updated 08/06/2021 Next Review Due 03/10/2022