Questions for my doctor about advanced pancreatic cancer

Finding out that you have advanced cancer, or a recurrence of your disease can feel overwhelming. The questions listed on this page may help you to understand your condition and the treatments you are being offered.

  • What is the goal of this treatment?
  • What would happen if I were to decline this treatment?
  • Is this treatment part of palliative care?
  • What is palliative care?
  • How will this treatment effect my quality of life?
  • Are there any side effects to this treatment?
  • What other treatment options are available to me?
  • Are there any clinical trials that I may be suitable for?
  • When is a good time to stop treatment?
  • How can I effectively plan my end of life care?
  • What support is available to me and my family for managing advanced pancreatic cancer?
  • Are there any other professionals or specialists who I should be referred to?