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Pancreatic cancer


Pancreatic cancer is a cancer that's found anywhere in the pancreas.

Pancreatic cancer does not always have symptoms, but they can include yellow skin or eyes, itchy skin, loss of appetite and tiredness.

Tests for pancreatic cancer can include blood tests, scans, an operation to look inside your tummy and testing a sample of cells from the pancreas.

If you have pancreatic cancer, you can get support from your specialist team and charities like Pancreatic Cancer UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Treatment for pancreatic cancer depends on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Anyone can get pancreatic cancer, but it’s more common in people with pancreatitis, people over 65 and people with a history of it in their family.

Pancreatic cancer cannot always be prevented. But lifestyle changes like staying a healthy weight or lowering your blood pressure can lower your risk.

Page last reviewed: 01/01/1970
Next review due: 01/01/1970