- A team of medical professionals should review the information about your diagnosis. The team is called a multidisciplinary team (MDT).
- You should be given the details of a nurse (called a clinical nurse specialist). They can support you and answer your questions.
- The medical team or specialist nurse should regularly check are coping with any symptoms or side effects.
- Ask the GP or nursing team who to contact if you need help in the evenings, at night or over the weekend.
- Local community support can include help from a nurse at home and practical support such as equipment.
- If you need nursing support at home, this is most likely to come from the community nursing service.
- Hospices provide free palliative care for people with an illness that can’t be cured. This includes managing symptoms. Hospice care isn’t just for someone at the end of their life.
- Your local council’s social services department may also provide support. You can request an assessment from them to work out what care you need.
- Sometimes people consider private healthcare for pancreatic cancer. If you are thinking about private healthcare, you should speak to your GP or NHS consultant.