5. What to expect from your pancreatic cancer care: Information and support for your family
Support for family members
If you wish, your family should be given information about your pancreatic cancer, treatment options and side effects, and they can be involved in discussions about your treatment and care. Your family should only be involved in discussions about your care if you want them to be.
Your family should be given access to emotional and practical support. This should include counselling and information about support organisations, such as Carers UK and Carers Trust. Your family may also be eligible for financial support, if caring responsibilities mean they are unable to work or can only work part-time.
Read more information for family members and carers.
Read more about the care you should expect and receive:
- Assessment and treatment by a specialist team of health professionals
- A clear explanation of your diagnosis, what it means and treatment options
- Timely treatment that is individual to you, and proper management of symptoms and side effects
- Compassion, dignity and respect as well as practical and emotional support
- Access to well-coordinated end of life care, if needed
Updated August 2018
Review Date August 2020