How treatment is planned

The type of treatment offered will depend on the stage and size of your cancer, and your general health. The treatment will be planned by a team of specialist doctors and other healthcare professionals. This is known as a multidisciplinary team (MDT), and may include:

  • a surgeon who specialises in treating pancreatic cancer
  • oncologists – doctors who treat cancer with chemotherapy (and other cancer drugs) and radiotherapy
  • a pathologist – a doctor who specialises in looking at cells under a microscope for signs of disease or cancer
  • a radiologist – a doctor who reads x-rays and scans
  • a specialist nurse who can give information and support.
The MDT may also include other healthcare professionals, such as:
  • a dietitian
  • a physiotherapist
  • an occupational therapist
  • a palliative care doctor or nurse who specialises in symptom control and supportive care
  • a psychologist or counsellor.

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Getting a second opinion

There are many reasons for wanting a second opinion about your treatment. Speak to your specialist or GP.

Making a complaint

Talking to your healthcare team can make it easier to cope. If you find talking difficult, there are things you can do.