Booklet
Published: 30 Jun 2018
Next review: 31 Dec 2020
Edition: 12

A booklet explaining cancer of the pancreas, covering the causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials.

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Published: 30 Jun 2018
Next review: 31 Dec 2020
Edition: 12

A booklet explaining cancer of the pancreas, covering the causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials.

About this booklet

This booklet is about cancer of the pancreas, which is also called pancreatic cancer. It is for people who have been diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas, or are having tests and investigations for it. There is also information for carers, family members and friends.

This booklet gives information about the most common type of pancreatic cancer, how it is diagnosed and treated. It also gives information about controlling symptoms for people with advanced pancreatic cancer. This booklet also has information about the feelings you might experience. You can find practical advice on dealing with work and finances towards the end of the booklet.

Visit our online information about pancreatic cancer.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.