Pancreatic cancer - Patient handbook
This booklet is for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Partners, family members and carers may also find it useful. It gives a general introduction to pancreatic cancer, information on tests and investigations that help confirm a diagnosis and provides an overview of possible treatment options and the wider impact of the diagnosis. The information may also be helpful for anyone who is undergoing investigations for pancreatic cancer and wondering what the next steps might be.
Pancreatic cancer - Symptoms and risk factors - Fact Sheet
Pancreatic cancer can be difficult to detect due to the location of the pancreas. Symptoms are often vague and can be similar to other medical conditions. It is important to be aware of the symptoms and risk factors of pancreatic cancer. See your GP if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, especially if it is unusual for you or persistent. It is best to see your doctor for review and investigation if you experience unexplained symptoms that worry you. They will ask you questions to help understand whether the cause of symptoms are pancreatic cancer or another condition. This fact sheet outlines the symptoms and risk factors of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer - Whipple's Procedure - Questions for your surgeon - Fact Sheet
Whipple's surgery is complex surgery, with the results of surgery often dependent on the experience of the surgeon, specifically relating to the number of times the Whipple's surgery has been performed. An open and frank discussion with your surgeon might help you make appropriate choices relating to your treatment. This fact sheet contains some of the questions that you could ask.
Upper GI cancers - Questions for your oncologist - Fact Sheet
Diagnosis with cancer can be confronting and upsetting. It can become confusing and overwhelming when speaking to a number of doctors. It helps to write down a list of questions you wish to ask your oncologist. The questions listed here may help you to understand your condition and the treatments you are being offered. Answers will provide an overview of important information and actions to help ensure you are receiving the care that is best for you and will help you stay up to date with key information regarding your care.