What to do

If you have any concerns you should make an appointment with your GP to discuss your new symptoms as soon as possible. The majority of patients who are worried that they may have pancreatic cancer turn out, in fact, to have simple conditions, such as ulcer-related indigestion, and will respond rapidly to the medication prescribed by their doctors. But persistent symptoms that are non-responsive will require early investigation and referral to your local hospital for more in-depth investigation.