Login to Pancreatic Cancer UK

2. What to expect from your pancreatic cancer care: A clear explanation of your diagnosis, what it means and treatment options

Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

You should be told that you have pancreatic cancer in a sensitive way. The diagnosis should be given in a face to face meeting in a quiet, private room. You should be able to have your family or friends with you at the meeting, if you want them there. You should have enough time to ask any questions you may have.  

Read more about diagnosis and getting your test results.

If you have any questions about your diagnosis you can speak to our specialist nurses on our Support Line.

Information about pancreatic cancer

You should be given high quality information that you can understand, in a format that meets your needs. This may include written as well as verbal information.

The information should cover:

We provide a wide range of information about pancreatic cancer. We can help you every step of the way, from explaining your diagnosis and treatment options, to managing symptoms, and questions to ask at your appointments. We can provide information in large print, audio and braille.

Read more about the care you should expect and receive:

Information Standard

Updated August 2018

Review Date August 2020