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Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is cancer that's found anywhere in the pancreas, an organ in the top of your tummy that helps digest food and makes hormones.

Pancreatic cancer symptoms can be hard to spot. They can include jaundice, sickness, changes in your poo, losing weight, indigestion and tummy pain.

Your treatment plan for pancreatic cancer will depend on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and supportive care.

Read more on the NHS website.

Pancreatic cancer symptoms can be hard to spot. They can include jaundice, sickness, changes in your poo, losing weight, indigestion and tummy pain.

Main symptoms of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer may not have any symptoms, or they might be hard to spot.

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer can include:

Other symptoms can affect your digestion, such as:

Read more on the NHS website.

Your treatment plan for pancreatic cancer will depend on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and supportive care.

Medical treatments

Pancreatic cancer can be difficult to treat.

The treatment you have will depend on:

  • the size and type of pancreatic cancer you have
  • where it is
  • if it has spread
  • your general health

It may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and supportive care.

The specialist care team looking after you will:

  • explain the treatments, benefits and side effects
  • work with you to create a treatment plan that is best for you
  • help you manage any side effects, including changes to your diet to help you digest your food

Read more on the NHS website.