Pancreatic cancer information videos

We have produced a series of information videos to help you understand treatments for pancreatic cancer and managing symptoms.

What is pancreatic cancer

Our specialist nurse, Lisa, explains what the pancreas does and what pancreatic cancer is. This video has information about the symptoms of pancreatic cancer, and how to get information and support.

Find out more about the pancreas and pancreatic cancer from our specialist nurse, Lisa.

Chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer

Chemotherapy is one of the main treatments for pancreatic cancer. It uses drugs to kill cancer cells.

Our specialist nurse, Jeni, explains chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer, who can have chemotherapy and the possible side effects. Carol and Stuart share their personal experience of having chemotherapy.

Our specialist nurse, Jeni, explains chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

How is chemotherapy given?

Chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer can be given in different ways. It may be given as a tablet, by an injection, or by an infusion.

Our specialist nurse, Jeni, explains how chemotherapy is given for pancreatic cancer. Carol and Stuart share their personal experience, and their daily routines when having chemotherapy.

Our specialist nurse, Jeni, explains how chemotherapy is given for pancreatic cancer.

Surgery and pancreatic cancer

Surgery to remove pancreatic cancer, such as the Whipple’s procedure, is the best treatment option for people with early (operable) pancreatic cancer.

Our specialist nurse, Lisa, explains surgery for pancreatic cancer. She explains the different types of surgery, what happens after surgery and what to expect when recovering. Carol shares her experience of having the Whipple’s procedure, and her recovery.

Our specialist nurse, Lisa, explains surgery for pancreatic cancer.

Clinical trials for pancreatic cancer

Clinical trials are medical research studies involving people. They help researchers and doctors find out more about new treatments or a new ways of providing care. Clinical trials can be an important treatment option for people with pancreatic cancer.

In this video, research nurses Doreen and Susie explain what clinical trials are, the different types of clinical trial, and how to decide if you want to take part. Karen and Norman share their experience of taking part in a clinical trial. 

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Research nurses Susie and Doreen give an overview of clinical trials, and explain why they are important for people with pancreatic cancer.

Diet and pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer can affect how well your body can digest food. Our specialist nurse, Jeni, gives an overview of digestion and pancreatic cancer in this video.

Jeni explains why pancreatic cancer can cause problems with digestion, the symptoms this can cause, and how to get support from your healthcare team. Carol and Stuart share their personal experience of problems with digestion, and how they found support.

Our specialist nurse, Jeni, gives an overview of digestion and pancreatic cancer.

Taking pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy

Pancreatic cancer can affect your digestion and cause symptoms such as weight loss, losing your appetite and changes to your bowel habits. Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) can help manage these symptoms and make a big difference to how you feel.

Our specialist nurse, Jeni, explains more about pancreatic enzymes. Carol and Stuart share their experience of taking pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy.

Our specialist nurse, Jeni, explains more about pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), and how it is taken.

Find more information and support

We’re here for everyone affected by pancreatic cancer with our information and support.

Our easy-to-understand information explains your diagnosis, treatment options and how to deal with symptoms. Our support is here to help you make sense of pancreatic cancer, and guide and support you and your family at every step. Read more about out support services, including our Support Line.