Cancer of the pancreas is difficult to treat. It rarely causes any symptoms in the early stages, so it's often not detected until the cancer is fairly advanced.
If the tumour is large or has spread to other areas in the body, treating the cancer will be more difficult.
If you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, your treatment will depend on the type and location of your cancer and how far it's advanced, also known as its stage.
Your age, general health and personal preferences will also be taken into consideration.
The 3 main treatments for pancreatic cancer are:
You may also be offered a clinical trial.
Some stages of pancreatic cancer only require 1 form of treatment, whereas others may require 2 types of treatment or a combination of all 3.