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Just diagnosed

If you have just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, or someone close to you has, you will probably have all sorts of questions. We have lots of information about what to expect. You can also speak to our specialist nurses on our free and confidential Support Line about any questions.

You can download or order our publications or click on the links below to find out more.

It may come as a shock to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. You may have all sorts of emotions, questions and concerns, and your family may also be struggling to come to terms with your diagnosis. There is support available to help you and your family cope. 

Our booklet, Pancreatic cancer: An overview of diagnosis and treatment, is for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and their family and friends. It gives an introduction to pancreatic cancer and explains your diagnosis and treatment options. It also has information about coping with pancreatic cancer, and the support available.

Everyone being diagnosed and treated for pancreatic cancer should expect a good standard of care. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have produced guidelines on the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer. Read more about the standard of care you should expect and the NICE guidelines. This may help you and your family understand the care you should have and make decisions about your treatment.

Use the links below to find more information on pancreatic cancer:

How is pancreatic cancer diagnosed and what do my test results mean?

What are my treatment options?

Managing symptoms and side effects 

How can pancreatic cancer affect diet and nutrition?

Coping with pancreatic cancer 

Read about other people’s experiences of pancreatic cancer

What support is available?

Practical Issues

Download or order our information publications

Information Standard

Published August 2018

Review date August 2020